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botanical name:
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi 'Point Reyes'
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi 'Point Reyes' © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Red bearberry, Kinnikinick
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.30m
width: 0.90m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: prostrate
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: pink
fruit colour: red
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun, part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 4 to 8
Dense, low growing, dwarf evergreen with arching branches of rounded dark green leaves. Freely produced clusters of small urn-shaped blush-pink flowers in spring followed by red berries.

Best in well drained, sandy, acid soils but will tolerate some lime. Salt tolerant and grows well near the sea. Very hardy.

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