Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; Washington to California, east to Montana and Colorado.
Habitat: Low elevations in the mountains.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Erect or mound forming evergreen shrubs, 1-3 m tall; simple at base throughout most of range; reddish exfoliating bark on older branches; twigs usually densely golden-glandular, rarely white-hairy.
Leaves alternate, bright green and shiny, ovate to orbiculate, 2-6 cm long and 1-4 cm broad, glabrous or rarely pubescent, petioles 7-15 mm.
Inflorescence paniculate, golden glandular, each flower subtended by a bract nearly equal to pedicel; flowers light pink to pinkish-white, corolla conic to urn-shaped, with 5 short lobes; stamens 10, the anthers opening by false terminal pores, each with 2 curved, reflexed, horn-like appendages; ovary superior, glabrous or pubescent.
Berries reddish, glabrous, depressed globose or subglobose, 7-10 mm.