This low evergreen native is similar to Japanese holly and boxwood.
It grows prostrate to 3' high, with dark, leathery leaves 1" across and tiny red flowers.
Found on dry, rocky slopes from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific coast, it is hardy in USDA zones 3-9.
In the wild, Oregon Box provides valuable winter browse for wildlife.
For the garden, select a sunny to partially shaded site and ensure excellent drainage.
Used around conifers, borders and paths, Oregon Box provides year-round greenery with little to no watering and care.