A shade-tolerant/intolerant, montane to subalpine, Western North American evergreen shrub distributed more in the Cordilleran than the Pacific region; its occurrence increases with increasing continentality. Occurs predominantly in continental boreal and cool temperate climates on moderately dry to fresh, nitrogen-poor soils. Edaphically comparable to Gaultheria shallon. Scattered to plentiful in coniferous forests on water-shedding sites in the coast-interior ecotone, sporadic in maritime climates. Persists on cutover sites; on nutrient-rich sites inhabits decaying wood. Usually associated with Hylacamium splendens and Pleurozium schreberi. An oxylophytic species characteristic of Mor humus forms.
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