Bearberry - Plant
Common name: Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Bloom time: April to May
Height: 0.50 to 1.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
If you have a large plot of poor soil and need to landscape it, then bearberry ground cover is your plant. It thrives on soil poor in nutrients and sandy soil that has a hard time supporting other ground covers.
Sunlight: Full Sun to part shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Water: Dry to medium
Temprature: 70 to 100 degrees
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Bearberry Cotoneasters need about an inch of water each week, with an increase to 1 1/2 inches a week during hot, dry weather.
- An inch of rain equals 2 gallons per plant, which you may also supply by watering for half an hour with a sprinkler.
Moderate to large scale ground cover with year round interest. Helps control soil erosion on slopes and hillsides.
- The name "bearberry" for the plant derives from the edible fruit which is a favorite food of bears.
- The fruit, also called bearberries, are edible and are sometimes gathered as food for humans.
- The leaves of the plant are used in herbal medicine.
- As limitations on water used by container nurseries become commonplace, nurseries will have to improve irrigation management.
- Several ways to conserve water and improve on the management of irrigation water applied to container plants are discussed in this review.
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor / physian befor use.
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