Best grown in organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. Foliage tends to bleach when grown in too much sun. Canadian wild ginger, Asarum canadense. It is a very popular type of ground cover, tolerant of many types of soils, pollution, and even drought tolerant once mature. The Garden wouldn't be the Garden without our Members, Donors and Volunteers. Rob Routledge, Sault College, Additional Resolutions & Image Usage A few other suggestions are Christmas fern (Polystichum acrostichoides), wild leek (Allium tricoccum) and Pennsylvania sedge (Carex pensylvanica). They all need some degree of shade and acid soils, hence their popularity for underplanting rhododendrons. Oval leaves (2-4\" long) appear primarily in whorls at the stem ends. Japanese pachysandra is a popular landscaping plant chosen by homeowners as a ground cover for hard-to-growshaded areas and areas with poor soils. Pachysandra thrives in partial to full shade, which makes it a great choice for underneath trees, along a foundation on the shady side of the house. Where is this species invasive in the US. For larger areas, herbicide is likely the best option for control. Sometimes known as Japanese spurge, Pachysandra is a small genus of very dwarf shrubs, popular for over a century for their ability to spread into a dense evergreen carpet beneath other taller shrubs. Subject: Pachysandra terminalis Sieb. Japanese pachysandra can be difficult to eradicate once established. Japanese pachysandra, also known as Japanese spurge, is native to eastern Asia. Curation Information Node Affiliation: Bugwood - UGA. During the coldest months, the leaves may become slightly yellow to brown. Partridgeberry (Mitchella repen) is a perennial herb that grows well in shady, woodland environments. National Park Service, Mid-Atlantic Exotic Plant Management Team Invasive Plant List Flowers are not particularly showy, but on close inspection are quite attractive. Today, we cover some shrubs, ground covers, and ornamental grasses. Extremely popular ground cover for a variety of shady locations in the landscape including areas under trees, foundations, around shrubs or along walkways. It is important to carefully read the herbicide label, and follow all instructions and requirements for safe use. It is considered an exotic invasive in some U.S. states. Striped wintergreen prefers partial sun to medium shade with dryer conditions. It is a slow-growing, spreading evergreen perennial growing to 10 cm (4 in) tall by 60 cm (24 in) broad, with alternate, simple, glossy leaves, and creeping stems. Box 141Chadds Ford, PA 19317610.388.2700, The Brandywine Conservancy is a program of The Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art, Invasive Species Spotlight: Japanese Pachysandra (Pachysandra terminalis), Dispelling Myths About Pennsylvania’s Forests, David R. Jackson and Sanford S. Smith, Penn State Extension, The Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art. Plants will spread by rhizomes to form large colonies. Oval leaves (2-4" long) appear primarily in whorls at the stem ends. ... Subject: Pachysandra terminalis Sieb. Excellent ground cover for semi-shaded to shaded sites. Leaf blight is a potentially serious problem which can necessitate remedial fungicide applications. Japanese pachysandra spreads by underground stems called rhizomes. Flower(s); Pachysandra terminalis (Japanese spurge); southbound I-75 rest area just north of Gaylord, spreading through hardwood stand; Non-native invasive in North America. Japanese Pachysandra’s tolerance for difficult growing conditions also makes this species a serious threat. Without active management of the designated planted area, Japanese pachysandra can quickly become out of control and spread to unintended areas.