Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) Spring only

Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) Spring only

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***SPRING PLANTING RECOMMENDED - Mulch over 1/4'' with woodchips or leaves.  Keep from drying out.

Latin name:  Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Zones: 2-7
Common names:  bearberry, kinnikinnick, sandberry, red bearberry, bilberry, bear's grape, barren myrtle

Mature height: 0.5 - 1 ft high/ groundcover up to 5 ft. spread

Soil/Climate:  Prefers sand or well drained gravelly light loam.  Sun or partial shade.

Notes:  Evergreen. Eliptical, shiny, dark green leaves.  Red or pink fruit that holds throughout the winter.

Wildlife:  Nectar is popular with hummingbirds.  Fruit is eaten by ruffed grouse. Attracts buttlerflies.
Cold Stream Farm supplies Bearberry shrubs which are grown as bare root seedlings and transplants and sold both wholesale and retail with no minimum order
Additional information on Arctostaphylos uva-ursi can be found on the link: USDA / NRCS PLANTS Database
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