Pot Size: 9cm
Plant Height (Inc. Pot): 15-25cm
Characteristics: Forms a dense, mat-like system of growth.
Growth & Spread: Slow growing. With a height of 0.1 to 0.5 m and a spread of 0.6 to 1.0 m.
Flourishing Season: White flowers in bunches in the summer months.
Water & Maintenance: Water until established, after which it is relatively low maintenance.
With origins in Japan, Korea and China, this evergreen perennial makes excellent ground cover. It has thick dense foliage which spreads out as it grows. The plant prefers partial to full shade.
It is fairly hardy and can handle temperatures down to -15⁰ C. This very low shrub is great as ground cover on banks and slopes. And is perfectly suited for groundcover underneath taller shrubs and trees.
It has thick, waxy leaves that are a dark green in colour. And it is generally pest and disease free. As well, the “Terminalis” is resistant to larger pests like deer and rabbits.
The flowers form on the end of erect spikes that rise up throughout the plant. The flowers form in bunches and are generally small and white in colour.
This species can be aggressive and invasive, if left without monitoring. It will spread and propagate through underground root systems.
It is generally used as excellent ground cover, as it tends to cover up 85% of the terrain in which it is planted. And is able to handle drier conditions, although it prefers a general level of moisture in well—draining soils.
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