Pachysandra procumbens
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Pachysandra procumbens

Allegheny spurge
Allegheny pachysandra

  family buxaceae 
  genus pachysandra 

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Genus  Pachysandra Species  procumbens Variety  Cultivar  Common names  Allegheny spurge   Allegheny pachysandra Family  BUXACEAE Specimen number  S11622 Data source  HtZn p149;Frgnt p306
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  6" - 1' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Partial to full shade Water  Moist, well drained Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Soil pH 05-06 USDA hardiness  USDA zones 05a-09b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 08-03 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Pachysandra procumbens has mild pungent flowers. Allegheny pachysandra (also known as Allegheny spurge) can survive cold winters where the average annual low is -20� Fahrenheit. This plant needs summer days with high heat. This species does best in partial to full shade. It prefers moist, well drained soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  curious aroma Fragrance parts  Flowers Fragrance intensity  Mild Fragrance category  Pungent Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Pachysandra procumbens is a wildflower.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Leaves: Pachysandra procumbens has whorls of deep toothed leaves. Flowers: Allegheny pachysandra (locally known in some parts as Allegheny spurge) has short flower spikes above leaves. March is the usual month for flowering. Typically the flowers are either pink or white.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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