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Oregon Boxleaf, Falsebox
Scientific Name: Paxistima myrsinites (Pursh) Raf.
Family: Celastraceae
Oregon Boxleaf, Falsebox (Paxistima  myrsinites)
19425 U.S.D.A. Forest Service Collection, Hunt Institute
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 1-10,1421
USDA: 3-10

Heat Tolerance: Light shade when grown inland

Sun Exposure: Light shade to full sun

Origin: Mountains of the western North America, British Columbia to northern Mexico

Growth Habits: Low growing evergreen shrub, slow growing to 4 feet tall (1.2 m), 3 to 5 inches spread (8-12 cm) or more; glossy dark green leaves, 0.32 to 1.6 inch long (8-40 mm)

Watering Needs: Prefers moist, but well-drained soils. Tolerates alkaline soils

Propagation: Cuttings, layering, seeds

19426 U.S.D.A. Forest Service Collection, Hunt Institute

Blooming Habits:
Small, mostly unconspicuous, maroon flowers, 3-4 mm in diameter, in small clusters, in late spring.

Fruiting Habits:

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