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
Annual Commercial Maintenance No maintenance and it fill area. Can lightly shear to make more compact.
5-10 Year Commercial Maintenance No maintenance, long lived plant that is well behaved.
Elevation Guide Up to 8125 ft