Bearberry is a low-growing ground cover that usually tops out between 6 and 12 inches. The flexible stems sport teardrop-shaped, leathery leaves in dark green. You’ll find a small amount of white or pale pink waxy flowers between March and June.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
kinnikinnick, pinemat manzanita
Maximum Reachable Height
Bearberry is a creeping shrub that can reach 2 to 8 inches in height and few meters in length.
white, pink, or pink-tipped in colour
April to May
easy to grow
Planting and care
Bearberry 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.
Plant it in full sun or partial shade, in spots where it will have space to spread. While bearberry is slow to grow in the first year, it will spread rapidly once established to create mats that fill a lot of space.
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.
Full Sun to part shade
Dry to medium
70 to 100 degrees
Apply any organic fertilizer
Bearberry special feature
Moderate to large scale ground cover with year round interest. Helps control soil erosion on slopes and hillsides.
It will spread rapidly once established to create mats that fill a lot of space
The leaves are picked any time during the summer and dried for use in medicinal tea bags and tablets for traditional medicine uses
The leaves are picked any time during the summer and dried for use in teas
The fruit, also called bearberries, are edible and are sometimes gathered as food for humans
Frequently Asked Questions
What is another name for a Bearberry ?
Bearberry is commonly known as kinnikinnick, pinemat manzanita
How tall do Bearberry grow?
On average Bearberry grows Bearberry is a creeping shrub that can reach 2 to 8 inches in height and few meters in length.
What color are Bearberry ?
A Bearberry plant bears flowers of color white, pink, or pink-tipped in colour
When Bearberry blooms?
With enough light, Bearberry may produce white, pink, or pink-tipped in colour flowers in April to May
How hard is Bearberry to grow?
A Bearberry is easy to grow
How much sunlight does a Bearberry need?
A Bearberry prefers Full Sun to part shade
How much water does a Bearberry need?
A Bearberry prefers watering Dry to medium
What kind of soil does a Bearberry need?
A Bearberry prefers well-drained soil
What temperature does a Bearberry like?
A Bearberry prefers 70 to 100 degrees
How often should I fertilize my Bearberry ?
To encourage Bearberry growth, Apply any organic fertilizer
Sunday, 10 November 2019
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