Green Sheen Pachysandra
The ubiquitous Pachysandra is probably a plant that everybody knows. It grows vigorously in New England gardens, and is an effective evergreen ground cover, even if it is sometimes overused.
'Green Sheen' is an improved selection from Dale Chapman of the University of Connecticut.
Its lustrous, shiny green leaves are striking in the landscape; they almost look perfect.
Like the common form, Green Sheen will grow in deep shade, and is a good ground cover under shallow rooted trees, such as Beech.
Overexposure to sun may cause this plant to suffer and turn yellow.
It is hardy to Zone 4, and prefers a peaty, moist but well-drained soil.