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botanical name:
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi 'Vancouver Jade'
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi 'Vancouver Jade' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Red bearberry, Kinnikinick
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, ground-cover, scented/aromatic
height: 0.30m
width: 0.90m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: semi-prostrate
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: pink
fruit colour: red
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 4 to 8
description:
Low growing evergreen with arching stems of glossy mid to dark green leaves. Young shoots are reddish and foliage turns dark red in cold winters. Small clusters of slightly fragrant, urn-shaped pink flowers in spring followed by red berries. Fairly vigorous.

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

propagation:
From nodal cuttings.

usage:
Good variety for groundcover.

other notes:
Selected by Mr. E.H. Lohbrunner in Victoria, British Columbia and introduced by the University of British Columbia.

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