how fast does pachasandra spread

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by teejet, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. teejet

    teejet LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 232

    If planted on a slope part shade kind of dry area spaced 1 foot apart planted now. How long till it fills in the area. Will the depth of mulch make a difference between plants.
  2. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,697

    At a foot apart, it will take several seasons to fill in nicely. Keep it well watered and fertilized to hasten its growth. Pachysandra spreads from it's roots so for that reason I don't care for a heavy layer of mulch. Actually, I prefer no mulch.
  3. avjohnson

    avjohnson LawnSite Member
    Messages: 94

    Yes, mulch gets in the way of spreading...I prefer peat mixed with loam.
    I always plant it in clumps because individual plants take a long time to fill in. As Mike said, fertilizing and watering speed it up.

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