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Allegheny Spurge - Pachysandra procumbens
Pachysandra Procumbens or Allegheny Spurge is part of the Buxaceae family and is a native of the Southeastern United States. Allegheny Spurge can grow up to 1 feet in height and up to 2 feet in width. it is said that this is one of the more popular plants that is used for ground coverage, best to be planted in a shaded area whether its under a deciduous tree or along a shaded riverbank. It may have a problem with leaf blight which may need fungicidal application. Root and stem may also occur, and aphids may pay a few visit, please bare in mind that these only really occur when that plant is not taken care of adequately. You will often see them growing around river banks and shaded slopes. It is also tolerates drought and dense shade. This plant makes a wonderful ground cover because of the width that it can spread. As it grows and blooms, it provides a beautiful look as the bare ground is covered in small green leaves. When it blooms, it provides small white flowers that appear in the spring and summer months. This perennial is amazing when planted in climate zones four through nine. This is a wonderful plant to add around the bottoms of large trees such as oak trees or cedar trees where sunlight does not get to, and other plants do not grow. Homeowners and gardeners love this plant because of the ease it is to grow and care for. They also grow to become very dense and thick.
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