Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi 'Massachusetts')

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Very strongly acid (4.5 – 5.0)
Strongly acid (5.1 – 5.5)
Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Plant Height: 6 to 12 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: White and pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Suitable Locations: Beach Front
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Self
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil


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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Dec 20, 2017 4:47 PM

'Massachusetts' is the most common cultivar of this species planted in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, or Midwest. It has good resistance to leaf spot and leaf gall. It originated in that state. I put more photos of my 'Massachusetts' Bearberry groundcover patch on the page for the mother species: Arctostaphylos uva-ursi that I planted in Downingtown, PA.

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