Mountain lover

Paxistima canbyi

Mountain Lover, Paxistima canbyi, Plant Select
A prostrate, broadleaf evergreen shrub. The lustrous, dark green leaves deepen with purple tints in the winter. Although rare in its native Allegheny Mountains' home, this is a durable and adaptable plant that tolerates alkaline soils. Great for edging, woodland designs, or a small-scale groundcover in the home garden. Shrub.

Tips from the pros: Very low maintenance. Performs very well in moist or dry shade.
Plant Type Groundcover
Height 8-12 inches
Width 15-20 inches
Flowering Season Inconspicuous flowers in April
Flower Color Insignificant
Sun Shade, Partial Sun
Water Needs Moderate
USDA Hardiness Zone Zones 4-9
Soil Type Loam
Deer Resistant Yes
Good for Pollination No
Winter Interest Yes
North American Native Yes
Year Introduced 2003