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Arctostaphylos uva-ursi 'Massachusetts' - Bearberry

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi 'Massachusetts'

Bearberry

'Massachusetts' Bearberry has small shiny evergreen leaves with small pinkish white bell-like flowers in April and May, often followed by red fruits. The berries provide winter forage for many mammals, including bears.  Arctostaphylos  is a prostrate, flat-growing plant best grown in acid soil and sandy, well drained sites.  Grows well in poor infertile soils.  There are large colonies of Bearberry in the NJ Pinelands.  'Massachusetts' produces abundant flowers and fruits; it has smaller leaves than the species.  The leaves feed several species of caterpillar,  such as the Hoary Elfin.  Selected by Bob Tichnor of Oregon from seed collected in Massachusetts.  It is also salt tolerant.

Height

6 Inches

Spread

5 Feet

Bloom Color

Pink

USDA Hardiness Zone

3
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Comments Future Crop Future Crop Ready Date
0 Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Massachusetts #1 (NATIVE-pinkish-white) 250 early April
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Deer Resistant
Erosion Control
Evergreen
Fruit - Ornamental
Groundcover
Native
Soil Conditions
Average
Dry
Sandy
Bloom Time
Spring
Exposure
Partial Shade/Shade Tolerant
Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Pollinators
Food Source for Wildlife
Tolerance
Salt Tolerant
Foliage Color
Green
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