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Arctostaphylos uva-ursi


Arctostaphylos uva-ursi is an slow-growing evergreen shrub with prostrate habit, very suitable as ground cover. It features reddish-gray, peeling bark and small, lustrous, dark green leaves that turns burgundy into the winter.

Common Name: Kinnikinnick, Common Bearberry

Family: Ericaceae (The Heath Family)

Zone Hardiness: 2-8

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 12-24"

Width: 3-5'

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Pink

Class: Evergreen

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Dry, Average

Stem Colour: Red

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: Yes

Berries: Red

Benefits: Bees

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: Yes

Native Habitat: sandy or rocky soil


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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