//Kinnickinnick / Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)
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Kinnickinnick / Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)

Landscape Use:
Groundcover for all exposures, although its preference is well-drained soils.
Plant on the south side for red winter leaf colour.
Extremely drought tolerant.
Very successful in a range of exposures, full sun to full shade.

Special Conditions:
Slow to establish, but well worth the wait.
Keep the grass away from this as Kinnickinnick looks unkempt with grass growing in it.
Native seed sources will perform to expectations.

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Product Description

Low mat-forming evergreen groundcover growing to 3m wide over time.
Rigid thick leaves 2cm long and half as wide.
Leaves are green in the growing season, often turning reddish in the winter.
Tiny urn-shaped flowers are white with pink rims and tend to hang underneath the foliage; bloom in early summer.
Red mealy berries ripen in the fall and often persist through the winter.

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