Pachysandra procumbens Allegheny Spurge



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 United States 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.


  • Common Names: Allegheny Spurge
  • Zones: 7-9
  • Light Requirements: Part Shade to Shade
  • Soil Preference: Average to moist
  • Height at Maturity: 6-12
  • Width at Maturity: 24
  • Bloom Color: White/Cream
  • Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer

Special Features

  • Attracts:
  • Tolerates: Deer. Drought.
  • Other Features: Fragrant. Native to North America.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

 Spring 2023 shipping schedule:

Zones 9, 10: Starting Mon. March 20th
Zone 8: Starting Mon. March 27th
Zone 7: Starting Mon. April 3rd
Zone 6: Starting Mon. April 17th
Zone 5: Starting Mon. May 1st
Zones 2, 3, 4: Starting Mon. May 8th

If you'd like to receive your plants now, you can request it in the 'shipping requests' box on the order or email us. (Please note that we will not ship dormant plants, and we do not offer any sort of guarantee for plants overwintering.)

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Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

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