How to Grow Arctostaphylos uva-ursi in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Common Bearberry

Common bearberry

Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi ) photograph by Cliff.

Quick Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific name: Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
  • Common Name: Common bearberry
  • Growing Zone (USA): 2 to 6
  • Life Cycle/Type: Groundcover

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 11 to 24
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 60 to 120
  • Time of Bloom: Early spring to early summer
  • Color of Bloom: Pink, White
  • Leaf Foliage Detail: Green
  • Growth Form: Prostrate, Spreading or horizontal

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Partially shady to full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Grows slowly
  • Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Slightly alkaline, Well drained
  • Moisture: Moist

Caring Conditions

  • Level of Maintenance: Low
  • Propagation: Semi-ripe cuttings in summer or layer in autumn
  • How to Prune: No pruning needed
  • Pests: Usually pest free
  • Diseases: Prone to a leaf spot

Further Information

  • Can Attact: Birds
  • Tolerant of: Erosion
  • Best used in: In the control of erosion, Ground cover, En masse , Rock garden, Seashore
  • Miscellaneous : Entices birdlife to the garden, North American native, Inconspicuous flowers or blooms
  • Genus Detail: Arctostaphylos
  • Further Reading: Here and Here

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