Allegheny pachysandra is a wonderful groudcover alternative to Japanese pachysandra which aggresively spreads. This diminutive shrub tends to stay in a tight clump ideal for landscape design. Fragrant white flowers emerge in eary spring. Site preference is for well drained rich soil in partial sun to full shade. Drought is tolerated once established. Pachysandra will stay somewhat evegreen but the previous years leaves will become smashed and discolored by late winter.