Arctostaphylos uva-ursi - Plant

Bearberry is an evergreen shrub. It blooms anywhere between March and June and is a long-term re-vegetative species.

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About Arctostaphylos uva

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, known by a large number of common names including common bearberry and kinninnick, is an extremely winter hardy, creeping, slow-growing, prostrate, woody evergreen shrub that typically grows to 6-12 inch tall but spreads over time by flexible branching (roots at the nodes) to 3-6 inch wide or more.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Bearberry, Kinnikinnick, Red Bearberry, Cowberry, Manzanita, Mealberry.
Maximum Reachable Height 0.50 to 1.00 feet
Flower Colour White with tinge of pink
Bloom Time April to May
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Once established, bearberry care is minimal with exceptional to occasional watering.
  • If grown in poorly-drained sites or in climates hotter than preferred, this bearberry becomes more susceptible to certain diseases such as root rot, black mildew, leaf gall, leaf spot and rust.

    Arctostaphylos uva care

    Use bearberry on hillsides or over rocky ground that needs coverage. It’s ideal for use as ground cover underneath shrubs or around trees. Plant it along a rock wall and it will cascade down over the edge, softening the look of your landscape perimeter. If you live near the ocean, bearberry is salt-resistant, so use it as a seaside ground cover.

    Sunlight Full sun to part shade
    Watering Dry to medium
    Soil well-drained
    Fertilizer Apply for organic fertilizer

    Arctostaphylos uva special feature

    Attracts: Birds Fruit: Showy bears, birds and small mammals love the fruits.

    Arctostaphylos uva uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • Sprigs of green leaves with red berries may be used as Christmas decorations

    Medicinal Use:

    • Teas have been made from certain plant parts (leaves, stems and roots) for a variety of medicinal purposes (antiseptic, astringent and diuretic)
    • Leaves are rich in tannins and have been used in the process of tanning hides/leather

    Culinary Use:

    • Its berries are edible raw or cooked
    • You can make a refreshing tea from its young leaves

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Arctostaphylos uva?

    Arctostaphylos uva is commonly known as Bearberry, Kinnikinnick, Red Bearberry, Cowberry, Manzanita, Mealberry.

    How tall do Arctostaphylos uva grow?

    On average Arctostaphylos uva grows 0.50 to 1.00 feet

    What color are Arctostaphylos uva?

    A Arctostaphylos uva plant bears flowers of color White with tinge of pink

    When Arctostaphylos uva blooms?

    With enough light, Arctostaphylos uva may produce White with tinge of pink flowers in April to May

    How hard is Arctostaphylos uva to grow?

    A Arctostaphylos uva is easy to grow

    How much sunlight does a Arctostaphylos uva need?

    A Arctostaphylos uva prefers Full sun to part shade

    How much water does a Arctostaphylos uva need?

    A Arctostaphylos uva prefers watering Dry to medium

    What kind of soil does a Arctostaphylos uva need?

    A Arctostaphylos uva prefers well-drained

    How often should I fertilize my Arctostaphylos uva?

    To encourage Arctostaphylos uva growth, Apply for organic fertilizer



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    Sunday, 17 November 2019

    Does the plant need regular trimming?

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