Arctostaphylos uva-ursi | Bearberry, Kinnikinnick

This groundcover requires patience for it to fill in, but is worth the effort. It is a popular ground and bank cover in regions with cool summers. Provide with some shade and extra water in warm summer regions. Selections are available that are more accepting of heat; check with your local nurseries. Canopy coverage: 79 square feet.

Water Requirement: low, moderate

Sun Exposure: partial shade, full sun

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to 10F

Growth Rate: slow

Height: 1 feet high

Width: 10 feet wide


Foliage Color: bright green

Flower Color: white, pink

Flower Season: winter

Wildlife: birds