Paxistima is a genus of six species of hardy, evergreen dwarf shrubs.

P.canbyi will grow to around a foot and in summer will produce small greenish flowers.

P.myrsinites can grow between a half foot and one and a half foot. It’s flowers are also small but are a reddish colour, appearing in the Spring.

They are best planted in a rock garden, locate them away from more vigorous plants. Use a peaty, sandy loam as the soil.

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