A very shade-intolerant, montane, Western North American evergreen coniferous shrub distributed more in the Cordilleran than the Pacific region. Occurs predominantly in continental cool temperate and cool semiarid climates on excessively dry to very dry and nitrogen-medium (often alkaline) soils; its occurrence increases with increasing continentality and temperature. In the coastal region, very sporadic in opencanopy shrub communities on very shallow, water-shedding sites of calcium-rich rock outcrops; common in the coastinterior ecotone. Characteristic of moisture-deficient sites.
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