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Bearberry - Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

Regular price $25.00

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Phonetic: ark-toh-STAF-ih-lohs YOO-va UR-see

1 Gallon Pot 

Bearberry is a native low-growing evergreen shrub that makes an attractive ground cover. White to pink lantern shaped flowers in mid to late spring are followed by small berries which ripen in the fall. A slow grower, the leaves turn a bronze color in the winter. Branches root where they touch the soil creating a mat forming ground cover. Bearberry thrives in infertile, sandy, acidic soils. It does not transplant well so planting it in its forever space is advisable. The berries provide food to the birds and mammals in the winter as they are slow to rot.

  • Hardiness Zone: 2-6
  • Native Northeast Region: USDA Database
  • Sun Exposure:  Full sun to partial shade
  • Flower Color: White to pink
  • Bloom Time: May
  • Soil Type: Dry to medium
  • Mature Plant Size: 1' Height, 3'-6' Width
  • Plant Spacing:  3'
  • Host Plant:  
  • Attracts:  Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Birds
  • Advantages: Drought tolerant, Salt tolerant, Grows in infertile soil
  • Landscape Uses:  Rock Garden,  Open Woodland Garden, Ground Cover
  • Companion Plants: Lance Leaf Coreopsis, Showy Goldenrod and Lupine
  • Deer Resistant