Bearberry grows groups of cherry red berries. The plant gets its name because bears absolutely love them.
It will spread rapidly once established to create mats that fill a lot of space.

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About Bearberry

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.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name 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.
Flower Colour white, pink, or pink-tipped in colour
Bloom Time April to May
Difficulty Level 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.

    Bearberry 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
    Watering Dry to medium
    Soil well-drained soil
    Temperature 70 to 100 degrees
    Fertilizer 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.

    Bearberry uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • It will spread rapidly once established to create mats that fill a lot of space

    Medicinal Use:

    • The leaves are picked any time during the summer and dried for use in medicinal tea bags and tablets for traditional medicine uses

    Culinary Use:

    • 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



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    Sunday, 10 November 2019

    I ve never ordered a plant online before. Will the plant not die doing delivery?

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