Allegheny Spurge


  • USDA Zones 5 to 9 (Find Your Zone)
  • Part Shade to Full Shade
  • Average Moisture
  • 6 to 12 inches tall
  • Spreads by Rhizomes
  • Early Spring Blooms


Allegheny Spurge, Pachysandra procumbens, is a perennial native to woodlands of the Southeastern United States. Allegheny spurge prefers rich soils, average moisture, and full to part shade. Plants slowly spread by rhizomes, creating a dense carpet of groundcover. Small, fragrant, white flowers emerge in spring. Allegheny spurge makes an excellent groundcover for shady areas. May be evergreen in warmer climates.

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