Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

Kinnikinnick

Garden(s):

LoH2O

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.

“The many great gardens of the world… all make the point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden.” –Thomas Moore (1478-1535)
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