Paxistima myrsinites
  • Description: Attractive evergreen shrub to 1m tall. Leaves are opposite, leathery, and shiny with toothed margins. Maroon flowers are small and fragrant.
  • Habitat: Coniferous forests, rocky openings, and dry mountain slopes.
  • Pairs with: Red-flowering currant, crevice alumroot, and oceanspray.
  • Fun Fact: Falsebox is often used as greenery in floral arrangements, and is an important winter browse for ungulates. It makes a handsome evergreen hedge.

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