Arctostaphylos uva-ursi is an slow-growing evergreen shrub with prostrate habit, very suitable as ground cover. It features reddish-gray, peeling bark and small, lustrous, dark green leaves that turns burgundy into the winter.
Common Name: Kinnikinnick, Common Bearberry
Family: Ericaceae (The Heath Family)
Zone Hardiness: 2-8
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour: Pink
Bloom Time: Spring
Soil Moisture: Dry, Average
Stem Colour: Red
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: Yes
Native Habitat: sandy or rocky soil
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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