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Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

Bearberry

Description:

The bearberry plant is an evergreen shrub that grows successfully dry sandy conditions. Leaves are round with a blunt tip and are shiny and small. Flowers white or pink and bell shaped found in terminal clusters. Flowers bloom in spring. Fruit are bright red berries and ripen in September and persist.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:Kinnikinnick, Red Bearberry
Plant Family:Ericaceae
Plant Type:Shrubs/Subshrub
Plant Duration:Perennial
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Birds, Hummingbirds, Butterflies
Bloom Time:Late April to mid-May
Fruit Timing:Early August to September and persists
Global and State Rank:G5, S5
Commercially available landscape plant?No
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Sandy
Soil Moisture:Dry
Soil pH:Acidic
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Sun
Light Range:Sun
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Dry

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