Scientific Name: Paxistima myrsinites Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Common Name:Oregon boxwood, false box Texture:Medium - fine
Family Name:CelastraceaeHabit: Horizontal, Spreading
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.7 - 1.3m x 1.5 - 2.0m
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades, U.S. - northwest, U.S. - southwest Hardiness Zone:Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Sessile, Leathery, Lustrous, Oblanceolate, Oblong, Ovate, Serrulate
Flowers: Flowers clustered, Red, Brown, Aug- Jun- Jul
Fruit: Capsule, Green, Brown, Sep- Oct
Exposure: Filtered shade, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Perennial border, Rock garden, Wildlife food, Medicinal plant
Key ID Features:Stems with four-angled branches; leaves roughly 1-3 centimeters long, thick, leathery, toothed, and pointed or round-tipped; flowers flattened, petals dark red, oval, 1 mm long; fruit an oblong capsule to 1 cm long with usually one seed in each of its two valves; seed dark, shiny, and partly covered in a white aril.