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Peekskill Nurseries 

Specialists in the growing of ground cover plants since 1937

Pachysandra Planting with Birch Tree
A 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.

PACHYSANDRA TERMINALIS, also known by its common name JAPANESE SPURGE, is an old-time ground cover plant with versatile modern day use. Evergreen 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.


Bank with Pachysandra
An extensive planting of Pachysandra in partly shaded area bordering a driveway. No maintenance needed. This 10' x 60' planting required about 2,500 plants.

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 develops deepest dark green color in partly or fully shaded areas, where few other plants can succeed.  


Green Carpet Pachysandra
Green Carpet Pachysandra
Glossy evergreen foliage. At maturity plants sit about 2" lower to the ground than common Pachysandra.


Many 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 PACHYSANDRA cultivars, each with its own unique qualities:

Green Sheen is a 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.

Silver Edge, or 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.

Green Carpet is 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 less than that of Green Sheen. Green Carpet also grows 2" shorter than common Pachysandra for a more compact look.

Bed of Green Sheen
Green Sheen Pachysandra

Silver Edge Pachysandra
Silver Edge Variegated Pachysandra
Creamy white edge with medium green interior leaf. A nice plant for variety in the landscape.
Limited Supply

 Bank planted with Pachysandra
Bank 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 mulch not more than one inch deep.

Bed of Silver Edge
Pachysandra 'Silver Edge' in a foundation planting

All of our PACHYSANDRA is sold bare-root. What that means is that the 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 and ensures that plants are inspected for root health prior to shipping. The plants are hardy and can handle transport in this manner as the roots stay moist for the entire length of shipping. Plants should be planted promptly upon arrival to ensure success. 

What about PACHYSANDRA seeds?

We are asked on occasion about the sale and production of PACHYSANDRA seeds. PACHYSANDRA 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 of fertilizing each other. 

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 our plants are produced using cuttings from high-quality hardy specimens.


Please be advised that Peekskill Nurseries has limited quantities of Green Carpet, Green Sheen, or Silver Edge for early spring delivery. Please advance order any of these cultivars if you desire a large quantity.


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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.
*We recommend planting Pachysandra six inches
apart for most applications*

PACHYSANDRA - Terminalis
Common Japanese Spurge
100 for $50.00
Pachysandra Green Sheen [Sample]
200 for $98.00
500 for $232.00 1000 for $450.00
2000 for $850.00

***SOLD OUT***
More may become available the week of April 21
 PACHYSANDRA - Terminalis
As long as supplies last we are offering extremely sturdy two year old plants. Some of these plants have already produced runners and new plants will sprout from these, greatly speeding up the filling-in process. 
100 for $60.00
500 for $295.00
Pachysandra Green Sheen [Sample]
2000 for $1080.00
4000 for $2112.00
200 for $120.00
1000 for $570.00

The Green Sheen Pachysandra is available in limited quantities.
Deep green, very glossy, curled leaves. Will grow 8" to 10" off the ground at maturity.
100 for $70.00
Pachysandra Green Sheen [Sample]
200 for $140.00
500 for $338.00
1000 for $650.00

PACHYSANDRA 'Green Carpet'

100 for $60.00
Pachysandra Green Carpet [Sample]
200 for $120.00
500 for $295.00
1000 for $570.00

 Variegated PACHYSANDRA 'Silver Edge' 
(Also known as PACHYSANDRA 'Variegata')

100 for $60.00
Pachysandra Silver Edge [Sample]
200 for $120.00
500 for $300.00
1000 for $560.00

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Peekskill Nurseries
P.O. Box 428
Shrub Oak, NY 10588

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