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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Fruit - raw or cooked. Sweet and juicy[1]. The fruit is not usually produced in cultivation[2] - this could be because both male and female plants are required and most people only grow one plant.

Fruit

Material uses

A very useful ground cover plant for a shady position, spreading by means of underground runners[3][4]. A vigorous grower, but it is not too invasive[2].It grows well in the shade of shrubs[K].
There are no material uses listed for Pachysandra terminalis.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Pachysandra terminalis.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Soil surface

Ecological Functions

Ground cover

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe if this is possible, otherwise sow it in late winter. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow on in a shady part of the greenhouse or cold frame. Plant out in early summer of the following year.

Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 4 - 7cm long taken at a node, June - August in a shady position in a frame[5].

Division in spring[2]. Very easy, larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found that it is better to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in light shade in a cold frame until they are well established before planting them out in late spring or early summer[K].

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Cultivation

A very tolerant plant, it thrives in any moist well-drained soil[6][2]. Easily grown in a loose leafy soil succeeding in dry shade[7] and tolerating drought once it is established[4]. Grows well under trees[6]. Dislikes dry soils, full sun and strong winds[2]. Prefers a lime-free soil[3] according to one report whilst another says that it succeeds in acid and alkaline soils[2].

Hardy to about -25°c[7]. Plants are monoecious and rarely if ever produce fruit in cultivation[7][2]. The flowers have a pleasant sweet fragrance[8].

At least one named form has been selected for its ornamental value[7].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Pachysandra terminalis. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Pachysandra terminalis.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Pachysandra terminalis
Genus
Pachysandra
Family
Buxaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
5
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
partial sun
Shade
permanent shade
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
  • Drought
Ecosystems
Native Climate Zones
None listed.
Adapted Climate Zones
None listed.
Native Geographical Range
None listed.
Native Environment
None listed.
Ecosystem Niche
Root Zone Tendancy
None listed.
Life
Deciduous or Evergreen
Herbaceous or Woody
Life Cycle
Growth Rate
Mature Size
Fertility
?
Pollinators
?
Flower Colour
?
Flower Type

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References

  1. ? 1.01.1 Tanaka. T. Tanaka's Cyclopaedia of Edible Plants of the World. Keigaku Publishing (1976-00-00)
  2. ? 2.02.12.22.32.42.52.62.72.82.9 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
  3. ? 3.03.13.2 Thomas. G. S. Ornamental Shrubs, Climbers and Bamboos. Murray ISBN 0-7195-5043-2 (1992-00-00)
  4. ? 4.04.14.2 Chatto. B. The Dry Garden. Dent ISBN 0460045512 (1982-00-00)
  5. ? Sheat. W. G. Propagation of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers. MacMillan and Co (1948-00-00)
  6. ? 6.06.16.2 Bean. W. Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement. Murray (1981-00-00)
  7. ? 7.07.17.27.3 Phillips. R. & Rix. M. Perennials Volumes 1 and 2. Pan Books ISBN 0-330-30936-9 (1991-00-00)
  8. ? Genders. R. Scented Flora of the World. Robert Hale. London. ISBN 0-7090-5440-8 (1994-00-00)
  9. ? Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named PFAFimport-58

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