Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

Bearberry or Kinnikinnick

Previous scientific name(s): Arctostaphylos adenotricha, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi ssp. adenotricha, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi ssp. coactilis, Arctost

Low, trailing evergreen shrub occurring on dry, rocky or sandy slopes in mountainous areas of the Western USA. Numerous white or pinkish urn-shaped flowers develop into red berries which are relished by bears, grouse, and wild turkeys. This shrub's low growth (12 inches), red bark, and evergreen nature make its use in landscaping desirable.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 12 
in.
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
14 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Part Sun
Full Shade
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Average
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Average
Moderately Fine: 
Marginal
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Average
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
42.50 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
37,900
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
White to Pink
Blooming Season: 
Spring
Summer
Fruit Color: 
Pink to Red Berries