neat, small Pachysandra Terminalis planting in deep shade under a white
birch tree. Evergreen the year round, this compact growth was achieved
with about 300 plants.
The perfect all around ground cover for those hard to plant shady areas where nothing else will grow.
TERMINALIS, also known by its common name JAPANESE
SPURGE, is an old-time ground cover plant with versatile
the year round, self-sustaining and always looks well. Originally
native to Japan and parts of Asia, PACHYSANDRA
spreads by rhizomes to form a solid blanket of green. Ideal for partly
shaded or full shade areas. Primarily does best in shade and moist
ground, but once established will grow in partly sunny areas with less
moisture. Despite the fact that is evergreen DEER
AVOID IT as
they do not like its taste.
You can make your home ground the showcase of the neighborhood. Your
foundation planting is not complete without PACHYSANDRA
or VINCA MINOR as a permanent evergreen
cover. PACHYSANDRA or VINCA
MINOR makes a unique gift to your HomeOwner friends.
REMEMBER - Once
established, a PACHYSANDRA planting will
eliminate grass cutting and weeding. Your lawn work stops at the edge
of the lawn.
extensive planting of Pachysandra in partly shaded area bordering a
driveway. No maintenance needed. This 10' x 60' planting required about
PACHYSANDRA is the only
satisfactory plant that will grow as a ground cover under Pine Trees.
This plant is used extensively under large spreading trees, back of
buildings or in other situations too shady for grass to grow. PACHYSANDRA
will transform otherwise bare and ugly ground areas into attractive
year-round cover. It is also very effective as a border plant along
paths or driveway edgings.
In Mid-Spring PACHYSANDRA TERMINALIS
plants produce tiny white flower spikes which add abit of interest and
have a sweet fragrance.
PACHYSANDRA grows at an even
height of about 8 inches, giving a perfect flat top effect even for the
largest areas. Perennial and long-lived, PACHYSANDRA
dark green color in partly or fully shaded areas, where few
other plants can succeed.
HOW TO PLANT PACHYSANDRA SUCCESSFULLY
to planting, loosen or pulverize the entire ground area. Enrich, if
needed, with decayed stable manure, decayed leaves, or with peat moss. Pachysandra
thrives in soil with an acidic PH of around 6.0., and peat moss, which
is mildy acidic with a PH of 4.5, will assist in lowering the PH of the
Loosen the overall soil to a depth of 3-4 inches.Where roots
from trees are close to the surface, such as under maples, lindens or
elms, cut these surface roots to three or four inches deep with a sharp
grub-hoe; then, add 3 to 4 inches of new topsoil as explained. In such
well prepared areas, the roots will spread quickly.
are suitable to the growing of Pachysandra and other Ground Cover
Plants, and require no more work than digging the earth a few inches
deep before planting is done. Your particular soil may not be poor, but
if there is doubt, it is well to follow the ground preparations as
The best tool we have found over the years of planting literally MILLIONS of Pachysandra plants is a simple masons trowel, simply open up a small pocket in the loosened soil, place in the plant and lightly tamp around the base of the plant.
watering after planting should be thorough.
Subsequent waterings the
first season are beneficial, and may be needed, especially in periods
with no rain. Do not allow plants to
wilt, the sign of insufficient moisture. It is very important to remove
weeds by hand the first and second years. Tool cultivation is apt to
destroy the many underground stolons (spreading root leaders) which continue to grow and form
new stems during the Spring and Summer months.
SPECIAL PACHYSANDRA VARIETIES
|Green Carpet Pachysandra
evergreen foliage. At maturity plants sit about 2" lower to the ground
than common Pachysandra.
people are not aware of the fact that in addition to common Japanese
Spurge, there are several more rare
and highly unusual varieties of PACHYSANDRA
seldom offered for sale elsewhere. If you would really like to add some
interest to your garden we highly recommend thinking about some of our
cultivars, each with its own unique qualities:
perennial favorite that is hard to find anyplace else! The plants have
the most amazing sightly curled
glossy leaves that truly shine and look "wet" at all times. A
real favorite here at Peekskill Nurseries.
Variegated Pachysandra, have a
lighter green colored leaf than the common type bordered with
a delicate creamy white edge. They also have slightly "crinkled" leaves
for added visual interest.
another fine cultivar
that distinguishes itself by having
a more toothed leaf, more visible veining and a waxy sheen to the leaf.
This muted gloss is shinier than the regular variety but
that of Green Sheen. Green Carpet also grows 2" shorter than common
Pachysandra for a more compact look.
|Silver Edge Variegated
white edge with medium green interior leaf. A nice plant for variety in
WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO ADVANCE ORDER!!
GREEN CARPET LEAF COMPARED TO COMMON
this side-by side photo, one can see the difference between
Common Pachysandra Terminalis on the left and Green Carpet on
right. Note that the Green Carpet a darker shade of green,
more toothed leaves. Green Carpet also has more visible viening and a
slight gloss to the leaf.
Planted with Pachysandra Terminalis
No other plant
can give the complete satisfaction that PACHYSANDRA does. It has
proven itself perfectly hardy in practically every section of the U.S.
and Canada. You can plant almost any time of the year - March through
December. Strong husky plants in outside soil frames. Plant 6 inches
apart. Pachysandra does well in a good, loose, fertile soil with an
acidic pH under 6.0. Fertilizers for acid loving plants such as
Holly-Tone can be amended into the soil sparingily in spring each year
to help with new growth.
NOTE: If you intend to mulch these
groundcovers, we suggest you use medium or fine shredded
more than one inch deep.
TIME ORDERING PLANTS BY MAIL?
of our customers have never purchased from a mail-order
nursery, and consequently are concerned about the ordering process and
health of the plants after shipping.
Do not dismay!! All of our plants are hand-sorted
for quality and
health before being shipped, and with our shipping methods most orders
within four days of being shipped for most places in the nation.
Edge' in a foundation planting
Bundle of 50 Verigated
Pachysandra Plants ready to be packaged for shipment
WHAT ARE BARE
All of our PACHYSANDRA
plants are sold bare-root. These are complete and healthy plants with
leaves ready to grow and not,
as the name may suggest, just clumps of roots! Bare-root
simply refers to the way the nursery stock is
sale. All of our ground cover plants are
grown and just prior to shipping all of the soil is shaken off
the roots. The now "bare-roots" are then wrapped either in plastic or
wax paper wrap. This is to save the
customer on shipping costs and makes for stock that is easy to plant.
While processing the plants in the manner, we also ensure
each plant is inspected for root health prior to
shipping. The plants are hardy and can handle transport as the
roots stay moist for the entire length of shipping. Plants should be
planted promptly upon arrival to ensure success.
We are asked on occasion about the
sale and production of PACHYSANDRA seeds.
produces white fruits in autumn that contain small seeds, but it
usually takes some work to even find the fruits as they are seldom
produced in any great quantity. This is because PACHYSANDRA
requires cross-pollination of its flowers to produce the fruits, and
many colonies that fill entire beds are
"clonal" produced by
spreading of Rhizomes (creeping roots) from the original plants.
Consequently they are all genetically identical and incapable
Even if PACHYSANDRA
produced seeds in great quantity, the time required for them to grow
into a fully-developed plant would be far longer than
cuttings, making seeds not practical for production. All of
plants are produced using cuttings from high-quality hardy specimens.
be advised that Peekskill Nurseries has limited quantities of Green
Sheen, or Silver Edge. Please advance order
any of these cultivars if you
desire a large quantity.
PACHYSANDRA FOR SALE & PRICES
All of our products can be
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All of our Pachysandras are one-year, bed-grown, bareroot, with excellent foliage
and roots. They are packed in bundles of 50 or 100.
planting Pachysandra six inches
apart for most applications*
At this spacing, 4 plants per square foot are required
OF PACHYSANDRA TERMINALIS
Common Japanese Spurge
100 for $50.00
200 for $98.00
| 500 for $232.00
CLOSE UP OF GREEN SHEEN
The Green Sheen Pachysandra is
available in limited quantities.
Deep green, very
curled leaves. Will grow 8" to 10" off the ground at maturity.
100 for $70.00
200 for $140.00
500 for $338.00
1000 for $650.00
CLOSE UP OF GREEN CARPET
100 for $60.00
200 for $120.00
500 for $295.00
1000 for $570.00
CLOSE UP OF VARIEGATED PACHYSANDRA
PACHYSANDRA 'Silver Edge'
(Also known as PACHYSANDRA 'Variegata')
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