Paxistima canbyi
Canby's Mountain Lover

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Canby's Mountain Lover
Paxistima canbyi

This low growing, dense, spreading shrub feautures tiny evergreen foliage. Perfect for massing in the front of semi-shaded borders, it thrives in rocky soils where little else will grow. Great cover for wildlife and great for erosion control.

Provides year round cover for birds and wildlife
Great groundcover shrub for the seashore
Perfect for massing in semi-shade
Tolerates poor, rocky soils
Tiny evergreen foliage adds fine texture to border

Native Range

Shaded banks and cliffs from Pennsylvania south to North Carolina and west to Tennessee and Ohio

Interesting Facts

Diversifying your shady areas by planting a mix of shrubs, vines, grasses and flowers will provide the best type of habitat for wildlife and will give you a visually interesting landscape year round.


Prefers moist, well-drained soil high in organis matter. Tolerant of high pH soil. Plant in full sun or partial shade.

Mature Size: 8-12in. Tall x 3-5ft. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 3-7

Sun Exposure: Part Shade to Full Shade

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