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.

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Growing and Care Guide

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

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 11 to 24
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 60 to 120
  • Time of Bloom: Early spring to early summer
  • Flower Details: Pink, White
  • Leaf Foliage: Green
  • Fruit:
  • 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
  • Soil Moisture: Moist

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • 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 Attract: Birds
  • Tolerant of: Erosion
  • Best Garden Use: In the control of erosion, Ground cover, En masse , Rock garden, Seashore
  • Family:
  • Closely Related Species:
  • Miscellaneous: Entices birdlife to the garden, North American native, Inconspicuous flowers or blooms
  • Genus Detail: Arctostaphylos
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here

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