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Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

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Zones A1-A3, 1-9, 14-24, 34, 36-45
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Full, Partial
Minimal Water
Minimal

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi ‘Wood’s Compact’

Kinnikinnick
Ericaceae
Evergreen, Shrubs, Decorative fruit or berries

ARCTOSTAPHYLOS

Native from Northern California to Alaska and beyond. Plant is prostrate, spreading and rooting as it grows; eventually forms a mat 15 ft. wide. Small, glossy, leathery leaves are bright green, turning red or purplish in winter. White or pinkish flowers are followed by red fruits. Plants are slow to become established; mulch heavily between plants to suppress weeds until branches provide cover.

‘Wood’s Compact’

Grows 1 ft. tall by 10–15 ft. wide. Compact red branches with dark green leaves. Clusters of pink, urn-shaped flowers come in early spring, followed by red fruits that birds eat.

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