Ephedra minima

This is the prostrate form of the native Mormon Tea shrub. Thin stems intertwine on the ground to gradually form a thick, sprawling, evergreen groundcover. In mid-summer dozens of bright red berry-like flowers appear, nestled down in the foliage. From Tibet, rare.

Plant details

  • Common name: Dwarf Mormon Tea
  • Zone: 5
  • Exposure: Sun
  • Height x Width: 4 in. x 12 in.
  • Native to: Asia