This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Mr. Siler says: "While writing upon the vegetation of Southern Utah it will probably be interesting to you for me to notice a few other plants that are either new or but little known.
" Peraphyllum ramosissimum, a low growing shrub with its masses of white and sometimes pink flowers, and waxy fruit in July, is probably the handsomest flowering shrub in Utah. The fruit, like the flowers, differ very much in appearance. Those plants that produce white flowers yield white waxy fruit; while those producing pink flowers have fruit with bright flesh colored skin and a beautiful red cheek. This shrub is perfectly hardy, growing usually on clay soils and in the dryest localities. It is destined to become a favorite shrub for hedges in all northern localities."