Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Gardener's Information Is Suspect

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Gardener's Information Is Suspect

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Q * I have a question about pachysandra ivy. I just heard that it attracts euonymus bugs of some sort. I also have euonymus bushes in my yard. Should I get rid of the pachysandra ivy to protect my euonymus bushes?

A * There is no such plant as pachysandra ivy. Pachysandra is one type of ground cover for instance, Japanese pachysandra (Pachysandra terminalis). For details see tinyurl.com/j6yfdb2.

Ivy is a different type of ground cover. Those that are most commonly grown locally are forms of English ivy (Hedera helix). For details see tinyurl.com/jrwkaqt.

There are several types of euonymus trees, shrubs and vines. You don't say which kind you are asking about. Find links to the various kinds on our Plant Finder page online at this address tinyurl.com/ zzr7r7r.

With all due respect to your source of information, there is no single damaging pest that is common to pachysandra, English ivy and euonymus that I am aware of, and I respectfully question the reliability of your source. …

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