Pachysandra

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Pachysandra

(păk'ĭsăn`drə): see boxbox,
common name for the Buxaceae, a family of trees and shrubs with leathery evergreen leaves, native to the tropics and subtropics of the Old World and to Central America.
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Ground covers (all perennial) Carpet Bugle (Ajuga reptans) Kennickinnick (Arctostaphylos uni-ursa) Irish moss (Arenaria verna) Bunchberry (Cornus canadensis) Blue fescue (Fastuva ovina glauca) Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens) Salal (Gaultheria shallon) Lydia broom (Genista lydia) Pachysandra (Pachysandra terminalis) -- Shaded areas only.
Pachysandra terminalis is another winner, along with another Eastern favourite, the Himalayan knotweed (Polygonum vaccinifolium), which will cover the ground densely and produce masses of spikes of pink flowers.
Variegated Japanese spurge (Pachysandra terminalis 'Variegata'), zones 1-10, 14-21.