Kinnikinnick / Bearberry

Kinnikinnick / Bearberry

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

$15.00

A native mat-forming evergreen groundcover with leathery dark green leaves which turn burgundy in winter. Small, fragrant, urn shaped pink to white flowers appear in spring and are followed by red berries in summer. Named for it’s enjoyment by bears.

TYPE Perennial SUN Full Sun to Full Shade
HEIGHT 0.33 ft SOIL Moist Well Drained
SPREAD 1.7 ft FLOWER Spring, Pink
ZONE 2 FRUIT Ornamental Fruit
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Latin Name: Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
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Growth Rate:

Slow growth rate

Fall Colour:

Burgundy fall colour

Foliage:

Evergreen leathery, dark green leaves

Birds/Bees/Hummingbirds:

Attracts hummingbirds, bees and birds

Deer/Rabbit:

Rabbit resistant

Applications:

Used as a groundcover or in a massed planting

Xeriscape:

Xeriscape

Native:

Native

Notes:

 

Disease/Problems:

Can be susceptible to various fungal diseases

Ornamental Features:

Blooms flowers in spring and ornamental berries in summer

Sun:

Plant in a full sun to part shade location

Drainage:

Prefers poor sandy or acidic soils and moist, well-drained conditions

Drought Tolerance:

Considered to be drought tolerant

Maintenance:

Low maintenance

Pruning:

Does not require pruning

Edible/Medicinal Uses:

Young Leaves are good for tea, or may be dried and smoked. Berries used to treat bladder and kidney disorders

Disclaimer:

DISCLAIMER: The information presented here regarding edible/herbal/medicinal uses is for informational purposes only. Always consult a physician or other qualified health professional prior to ingesting any plant not sold expressly for its edibility

Additional information

Pot Size

#1 Pot