Mountain lover in north Texas
Does anyone know if paxistima myrsinites (mountain lover, myrtle boxwood, oregon boxleaf) will grow reasonably well in the DFW area? Found it in the native plant db while looking for (semi-) evergreen plants that will top out at about 2 ft.
The mature nana yaupon hollies that we're thinking of replacing are having to be hacked pretty badly every couple years to keep them below the windows; they would prefer to be left alone to grow to about 4 ft. They're getting partial morning sun on the east wall of the house.
Autumn sage (salvia greggii) is another option. Will this work as a foundation plant? We use it in open borders, but are concerned it may get too much water in the slab soaker zone - being too wet seems to be one of the few things that makes them miserable.
Any other suggestions? TIA
EDIT: Well, was a tad bit mortified to see a subject line that could pass for some Craig's List Personals post. Unfortunately GW doesn't permit this to be changed, so hope you have a sense of humor. That will teach me not to cut and paste the first common name from wildflower.org without a little more thought.
Here is a link that might be useful: Paxistima myrsinites (wildlife.org)
This post was edited by bostedo on Mon, Jun 10, 13 at 18:04