Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Deciduous shrub, prostrate or low growing, not much more than 18 inches (45 cm) high, may root where nodes touch the soil; otherwise similar to S. alba.
- Sun to part shade.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 5 Native range from British Columbia to southern California, including the Coast Range, and from Washington east to northern Idaho.
- mollis: soft