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Any of several evergreen creeping plants of the genus Pachysandra of East Asia and the southeast United States, especially Japanese spurge, often planted as a ground cover.

[New Latin Pachysandra, genus name : Greek pakhus, thick + New Latin -andrus, -androus (after its thick stamens).]
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(Botany) botany an evergreen shrub
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(ˌpæk əˈsæn drə)

n., pl. -dras.
any of several low-growing plants of the genus Pachysandra, of the box family, widely grown as a ground cover.
[1805–15; < New Latin, irreg. < Greek pachýs thick + andr- (s. of anḗr man; see andro-) + New Latin -a -a2; so called from the thick stamens of the male flowers]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pachysandra - any plant of the genus Pachysandra; low-growing evergreen herbs or subshrubs having dentate leaves and used as ground cover
genus Pachysandra - evergreen perennial procumbent subshrubs or herbs
Allegheny mountain spurge, Allegheny spurge, Pachysandra procumbens - low semi-evergreen perennial herb having small spikes of white or pinkish flowers; native to southern United States but grown elsewhere
Japanese spurge, Pachysandra terminalis - slow-growing Japanese evergreen subshrub having terminal spikes of white flowers; grown as a ground cover
subshrub, suffrutex - low-growing woody shrub or perennial with woody base
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Baltic ivy, creeping myrtle and pachysandra may be the most popular choices, but there are other suitable options.
Dom AI LIKE the matforming and evergreen Pachysandra terminalis for its interesting foliage and peculiar white flowers in summer.
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Heucheras are wellbehaved ground covers - they don't invade but gently Pachysandra increase their girth.
Periwinkles combine well with Pachysandra, especially in problem areas such as under trees, on slopes where grass is difficult to grow, or on the north side of a building where little else will grow and thrive in acid soil.
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If an evergreen "mulch'' is needed, consider the use of ivy (hardy English), Vinca (blue or white flowers), Pachysandra (Allegheny or Japanese Spurge), or native plants like Partridgeberry, Bunchberry (Cornus canadensis), Ginger (Canadian or European), heaths and heathers, or visit Garden In The Woods to view a living catalogue of native hardy plants.
And if the shaded area boasts moist or damp soil, choose fatsia japonica, prunus laurocerasus, skimmia japonica, Bergenia or Pachysandra terminalis.
or by pulling pachysandra from the walk outside my study