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Pachysandra axillaris 'Windcliff'

Pachysandra

Plant Type:

SHADE PERENNIALS

Pachysandra axillaris 'Windcliff' (Hinkley) - now sold as plugs in sets of five. Five plugs = 1 unit. This is not the common, cliched over-used Japanese Pachysandra, P. terminalis. Rather, P. axillaris 'Windcliff' is something else! Remarkable, rare and worthy is this slowly spreading perennial that Dan Hinkley collected in Sichuan Province at Longshou Shan nature reserve. Like its counterpart P. axillaris 'Windcliff' forms a very nice, evergreen ground cover. New growth is bright, light green until settling back to the medium-dark green glossy mature leaves. But now we depart... Leaves are smaller in size and stature, more refined than its larger growing cousins and exhibit a lustrous, lacquered finish. Clustered white axillary flowers composed of thread-like petals are showy and fragrant. Adding to the interest is that the base of each flower is red-pink. Flowers resemble bottle brushes somewhat reminiscent of Sarcococca. Adaptable from full sun to open shade, site Pachysandra axillaris 'Windcliff' in fertile soil. Though relatively slow to spread once 'Windcliff' thickens it becomes a glossy dense carpet and is virtually weed-proof. Provide extra moisture in droughty summers, a mulch would be helpful. Established pot grown division. This is really beautiful.


Height:

4-6 in

Colors:

Red Pink, White

Zone:

(5b)6 to 9
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Item Description Price  
PACHAWIN Pachysandra axillaris 'Windcliff' (1 set = 5 plugs) $26.00


Characteristics and Attributes for Pachysandra axillaris 'Windcliff'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Winter / Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Four Seasons

Light

  • Sun Tolerant
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade

Attributes

  • Ground Cover
  • Woodland
  • Bank
  • Massing
  • Edging
  • Evergreen
  • Fragrant

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Soil

  • Woodland
  • Fertile
  • Humus Laden
  • Draining
  • Organic

Origins

  • China

Propagated By

  • Division