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     Bearberry, or Kinnikinnick, is about as low-growing a shrub as you can get.  It's great for a hot-dry site and provides four season interest with evergreen foliage, lovely spring flowers and late-summer red fruits.


     It grows well in rocky or sandy sites and in open woods.  Bearberry does not like to be transplanted or fertilized.  The evergreen leaves turn bronze-like in the fall.


     Fun fact: Bears enjoy the fruits.

Bearberry, kinnikinnick

1 Gallon
    • Latin: Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
    • Pollinator value: Very High
    • Height: 6-12 inches; 3 to 6 feet wide
    • Light: Full to part sun
    • Soil: Dry, medium
    • Bloom: White to pink, April-June; red fall berries
    • Foliage: Evergreen, glossy green summmer, purplish-bronze winter
    • Landscape: Rock garden, dry, hard-to-plant areas, open woods, sandy hills
    • Resistance: Deer
    • Native range here
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