Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

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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

Hummingbirds: TRUE
Birds: TRUE
Under Oaks: TRUE
Butterflies: TRUE
Aromatic: FALSE
Slope/Erosion: TRUE
Container: TRUE

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