Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (Kinnikinnick)

Also known as Bearberry. Low, trailing evergreen shrub occurring on dry, rocky or sandy slopes in mountainous areas. 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, red bark, and evergreen nature make its use in landscaping desirable.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Ericaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Shrub/subshrub

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Multiple Stem

Mature Height: 8-12 in.

Bloom Color: Pinkish white

Fruit/Seed Color: Red

Bloom Period: Late Spring

Annual Precipitation: 14-45 in.

Drought Tolerance: High

Shade Tolerance: Intermediate

Elevation:  ft.

Wetland Indicator Status: FACU

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: Low

Nitrogen fixation: None

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: No

Salinity Tolerance: Medium

CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

pH Range: 5.5-8.0


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 42,400

Seeding Rate:  PLS lbs/acre

Season: Fall/Winter

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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