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<h3>'''Botanical Name:''' ''Arctostaphylos uva-ursi''<br>
 
<h3>'''Botanical Name:''' ''Arctostaphylos uva-ursi''<br>
 
'''Common Name:''' Bear Berry, Kinnikinnick</h3>
 
'''Common Name:''' Bear Berry, Kinnikinnick</h3>
A low-growing groundcover that will cascade over rocks and walls. Pink flowers are followed by bright red berries. A good choice for under pines. Flowers attract hummingbirds.<br>
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:A low-growing groundcover that will cascade over rocks and walls. Pink flowers are followed by bright red berries. A good choice for under pines. Flowers attract hummingbirds.
  
 
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'''Plant Family:''' Ericaceae
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:'''Plant Family:''' Ericaceae
  
'''Plant Type:''' Groundcover
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:'''Plant Type:''' Groundcover
  
'''Height by Width:''' 6-12 in. H x 6-10' W
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:'''Height by Width:''' 6-12 in. H x 6-10' W
  
'''Growth Habit:''' Mat-like groundcover
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:'''Growth Habit:''' Mat-like groundcover
  
'''Deciduous/Evergreen:''' Evergreen
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:'''Deciduous/Evergreen:''' Evergreen
  
'''Growth Rate:''' Slow
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:'''Growth Rate:''' Slow
  
'''Sun Exposure:''' Coast: full sun; Inland: part shade
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:'''Sun Exposure:''' Coast: full sun; Inland: part shade
  
'''Soil Preference:''' Well-draining, acidic
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:'''Soil Preference:''' Well-draining, acidic
  
'''Water Requirements:''' Occasional to moderate
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:'''Water Requirements:''' Occasional to moderate
  
'''Cold Hardy to:''' 10 degrees F
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:'''Cold Hardy to:''' 10 degrees F
  
'''Flower Season:''' Winter/Spring
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:'''Flower Season:''' Winter/Spring
  
'''Flower Color:''' Light pink
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:'''Flower Color:''' Light pink
  
'''Endangered?''' Not Listed
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:'''Endangered?:''' Not Listed
  
'''Distribution:''' High Sierra Nevada (around Convict Lake, Mono Co), North Coast, Central Coast, San Francisco Bay
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:'''Distribution:''' High Sierra Nevada (around Convict Lake, Mono Co), North Coast, Central Coast, San Francisco Bay
  
'''Natural Habitat:''' Rocky outcrops, slopes, sandy soils, chaparral, coniferous forest
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:'''Natural Habitat:''' Rocky outcrops, slopes, sandy soils, chaparral, coniferous forest
  
'''Hummingbirds:''' TRUE<br>
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[[Image:hummingbird_iconA.jpg]] [[Image:songbird_iconA.jpg]] [[Image:oak_iconA.jpg]] [[Image:butterfly_iconA.jpg]] [[Image:slope_iconA.jpg]] [[Image:container_iconA.jpg]]
'''Birds:''' TRUE<br>
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'''Under Oaks:''' TRUE<br>
 
'''Butterflies:''' TRUE<br>
 
'''Clay:''' FALSE<br>
 
'''Aromatic:''' FALSE<br>
 
'''Slope/Erosion:''' TRUE<br>
 
'''Container:''' TRUE<br>
 
  
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:'''Care and Maintenance'''<br>
  
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'''Care and Maintenance'''<br>
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:'''History'''<br>
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'''History'''<br>
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:'''Other Names'''<br>
  
'''Other Names'''<br>
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:'''References'''<br>
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:* Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. ''California Native Plants for the Garden.'' Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
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:* Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. ''Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: Gardening with California Monocots''. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.
  
'''Links'''<br>
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Latest revision as of 03:22, 27 September 2009

Botanical Name: Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Common Name: Bear Berry, Kinnikinnick

A low-growing groundcover that will cascade over rocks and walls. Pink flowers are followed by bright red berries. A good choice for under pines. Flowers attract hummingbirds.

Plant Family: Ericaceae
Plant Type: Groundcover
Height by Width: 6-12 in. H x 6-10' W
Growth Habit: Mat-like groundcover
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Slow
Sun Exposure: Coast: full sun; Inland: part shade
Soil Preference: Well-draining, acidic
Water Requirements: Occasional to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 10 degrees F
Flower Season: Winter/Spring
Flower Color: Light pink
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: High Sierra Nevada (around Convict Lake, Mono Co), North Coast, Central Coast, San Francisco Bay
Natural Habitat: Rocky outcrops, slopes, sandy soils, chaparral, coniferous forest

Hummingbird iconA.jpg Songbird iconA.jpg Oak iconA.jpg Butterfly iconA.jpg Slope iconA.jpg Container iconA.jpg


Care and Maintenance


History


Other Names
References
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
  • Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: Gardening with California Monocots. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.
Links