CRCCD – Bearberry


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Arctostaphylos uva-ursi


Soil:  Acidic, Well-drained, Sandy or Gravelly
Light:  Full Sun
Moisture:  Average to Dry
Plant Height: 6 to 12 inches
Plant Width:  3 to 6 feet
Pests:  None
Landscape Value:  Great for sunny borders, naturalized areas, rock gardens, exposed sites, margins of rock outcrops, and along rock walls where it can cascade over the edges.  Great for erosion control on slopes and hillsides.

Extremely winter hardy!  Slow-growing evergreen ground cover with trailing, flexible stems and thick, glossy, leathery leaves that turn burgundy-bronze in the fall.  Nodding clusters of waxy, bell-shaped white to light pink flowers bloom in April and May followed by berry-like red fruits that are edible, but not very flavorful.  Fruits often persist through the winter and are attractive to wildlife. Tolerates drought. Grow in drier soils soils to avoid root rot, black mildew, and leaf spot.  Plants grow well in poor infertile soils and should not be fertilized.  Leaves have antiseptic, astringent and diuretic properties and are used in medicinal teas.  Attracts small mammals, songbirds, butterflies, and native bees.  Larval host for Hoary Elfin and Brown Elfin butterflies.

1-gallon pot