Pachysandra procumbens is a native semi-woody ground cover that spreads indefinitely via rhizomes. Also known as Allegheny Spurge, this perennial's coarsely serrated leaves are a matte blue-green with mottling of silver, olive or lighter green. Pachysandra procumbens forms fragrant clusters of tiny, white blooms that appear before new leaves emerge in spring. A lovely addition to shade gardens, this plant can be semi-evergreen to evergreen in zones 7-9.
Native to the Southeastern U.S. and portions of New England, Pachysandra procumbens is uncommon, but forms dense stands where it is found. Unlike Japanese Spurge, Allegheny Spurge spreads rather slowly and will not overrun other plants.
Pachysandra procumbens prefers partial to full shade or dappled sun and is grown best in organic-rich, well-drained soil. Plants are drought tolerant once established.