Problem Plant: Japanese Pachysandra

Japanese Pachysandra (Pachysandra terminalis

Also known as Japanese Spurge, this vigorous plant was brought to the U. S. from
eastern Asia as an ornamental ground cover. Although it is widely available at
conventional garden centers, it is not a good choice for woodland gardens or
stream banks as it can easily escape cultivation. It is reported as invasive in
Pennsylvania, Virginia, and nearby Rock Creek National Park.

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Tags: Allegheny Spurge (Pachysandra procumbens), Foam Flower (Tiarella cordifolia), Hairy Alumroot (Heuchera villosa), Green and Gold (Chrysogonum virginianum), Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense), Has naturalized in Virginia, Spreads into woods through underground stems and roots, Forms dense mats, Shrubby evergreen ground cover