Bearberry

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

A low-growing sub-shrub, Bearberry forms an excellent groundcover on dry sandy and rocky soils, in full sun to light shade. Spreading gradually by surface rhizomes to form a mat, it grows naturally near sandy beaches and open woodlands in …

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Plants 4" Pots
1-4 $10.99 ea.
5-10 $9.99 ea.
11+ $8.99 ea.
Availability: In stock
SKU
90790-04
Cultural Details
Soil Type Gravel, Loam, Sand
Soil Moisture Dry, Medium
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial
Height 6" - 1'
Bloom Color White, Pink
Bloom Time Apr, May, June
Spacing 2'
Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Root Type Rhizome
Benefits Hummingbirds, Host Plant, Deer Resistant

A low-growing sub-shrub, Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) forms an excellent groundcover on dry sandy and rocky soils, in full sun to light shade. Spreading gradually by surface rhizomes to form a mat, it grows naturally near sandy beaches and open woodlands in sandy or rocky soils. This plant requires an acid soil with a pH between 4.0 and 6.0 - it will not grow on clay. Bearberry is a host plant for several butterfly species including Hoary Elfin, Brown Elfin and Freija Fritillary.