Scientific Name: Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Common Name:bearberry , kinnikinnick Texture:Fine
Family Name:EricaceaeHabit: Horizontal
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen, Ground cover Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.1 - 0.2m x 1.0 - 1.5m
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades, B.C. east of Cascades, Canada - central, Canada - eastern, U.S. - northeast, U.S. - central, U.S. - southwest, Europe Hardiness Zone:Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Lustrous, Oblong, Obovate, Ciliate, Entire
Flowers: Raceme, (Floriferous), White, Apr- May
Fruit: Drupe, Edible, Red, Jul- Aug, (Persistent)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Acidic, Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Ground cover, Native planting
Key ID Features:Horizontal habit; leaves dark green, alternate and obovate, leathery; flowers small, pinkish, urn-shaped; berries over winter.