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Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

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Arctostaphylos uva-ursi ‘Vancouver Jade’

Kinnikinnick, Bearberry
Ericaceae
Evergreen, Ground covers, 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.

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi ‘Vancouver Jade’ (photo courtesy of Geoff Kidd/Oxford Scientific/Photolibrary)
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi ‘Vancouver Jade’ (photo courtesy of Geoff Kidd/Oxford Scientific/Photolibrary)

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‘Vancouver Jade’

Flat growing like ‘Massachusetts’ but not as wide spreading. Jade green leaves turn bronzy red in winter.

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