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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 3: 20. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc.
Recommended Temperature Zone:|
sunset: All zones
Heat Tolerance: Questionable in the hot deserts
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Origin: Circumpolar, in Northern America goes as far south as Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas
Growth Habits: Low, mat-forming shrub, 4 to 16 inches tall (10-40 cm), up to 24 inches (60 cm), foliage is semi-evergreen in mild climate, in coldest parts of its range, much of the foliage dies back to the trunk.
Watering Needs: Little water
Propagation: Seeds, division in spring