Mountain Lover has all the qualities for a native plant woodland garden. The leaves are very glossy, dark  green and resemble boxwood. The flowers are very tiny and deep pink. The seeds are likewise very small.  It has a low, mounding-spreading form that has its place under Gambel Oak, Big Tooth Maples, Mountain Mahogany and Chokecherry to name a few native shrubs.  It spreads slowly by underground stems and creates a ground cover beyond compare.  It requires very little maintenance and low water when established.



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Growth rate: Slow

Height: 1ft-2ft

Width: 2ft spreading

Mostly shade

Medium water

Good soil

Zone 3