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Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

Kinnickinnick / Bearberry

Garden(s):

LoH2O, CNP

Type:

Native Shrub, Ground Cover

Height:

5-15 cm (2-6 in)

Spread:

90 cm (3 ft)

Light:

Full sun, Part shade

Water:

Low, Moderate

Zone:

2

Bloom Time:

May, June

Bloom Colour:

White, Pink

Foliage Colour:

Green

Soil:

Well-Drained, Rocky, Sandy, Acidic

Notes:

An evergreen woody ground cover. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Produces bright red berries that are edible and have medicinal properties. Also known as Bearberry because bears typically nibble the berries.