Paxistima canbyi
Common name: 
Mountain Lover
Cliff Green
Ratstripper
Canby Paxistima
Pronunciation: 
paks-ISS-ti-ma KAN-be-i
Family: 
Celastraceae
Genus: 
Synonyms: 
Pachystima canbyi
Pachistima canbyi
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Evergreen shrub, to about 15 inches (40 cm) high, prostrate, spreading.   Leaves opposite, simple, linear-oblong to narrow-oblong, 0.5-2.5 cm long, finely serrate to entire, revolute, glossy green.  Flowers small, greenish or reddish, not showy.  Fruit white, 4 mm thick, splitting at maturity.
  • Sun (more compact) to part shade, well-drained, light, slightly acid soil.  Easy to keep low by pruning.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone (3)4      Native to the mountains of Virginia and West Virginia.
  • canbyi: after William Marriot Canby (1831-1904), who discovered the species.
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