Paxistima canbyi Mountain Lover

Canby's Mountain Lover

 

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Canby’s Mountain Lover (Paxistima canbyi) is a rare native plant from the central Appalachian Mountains. This low-growing evergreen shrub useful as a groundcover in shade and partial shade. The glossy green foliage is a delight.

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$12.99
per plant - 5" deep pot
Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Groundcover
Native
Evergreen
Evergreen
Winter Interest
Low Maintenance
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Adds Texture
Annual Rainfall
Average
20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Bloom Time Early to mid summer
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. More shipping info Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU HBLFC51

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Canby’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.
SKU HBLFC51
Common Name Canby's Mountain Lover
Botanical Name Paxistima canbyi Mountain Lover
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Flower Color Pink
Mature Height 8-12" tall
Mature Spread 24-36" wide
Bloom Time Early to mid summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Evergreen Yes
Native Yes
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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