Paxistima canbyi Mountain Lover
Canby's Mountain Lover
DetailsCanby’s Mountain Lover (Paxistima canbyi) Canby’s Mountain Lover (also known commonly as Cliff Green) is an outstanding foot tall shrublet that provides attractive glossy evergreen foliage in beds under trees and other shady spots in the landscape. While it's a rare native from the Appalachian Mountains, the fact that it grows in alkaline, limestone soils make it a good choice for the high pH soils of the western US as well. Plant in the spring to get it established before winter. A tidy, low-spreading groundcover, it doesn't need any shearing to keep it looking good. It is a valuable plant to create habitat for attracting beneficial insects.
|Common Name||Canby's Mountain Lover|
|Botanical Name||Paxistima canbyi Mountain Lover|
|Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade|
|Mature Height||8-12" tall|
|Mature Spread||24-36" wide|
|Bloom Time||Early to mid summer|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer|
|Soil Type||Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil, Well-Drained Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining|
|Amount of Rain||20 to 30", 30 to 40"|
|Advantages||Groundcover, Native, Evergreen, Winter Interest, Low Maintenance, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Adds Texture|
|Ideal Region||Northeast, Midwest, West, Pacific Northwest|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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