Ground-covers - ARCT UVA-URSI MASSACHUSETTS
ARCT UVA-URSI MASSACHUSETTS
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi 'Massachusetts'
Massachusetts Bearberry, Massachusetts Kinnickinnick
A woody evergreen shrub that forms a prostrate, spreading mat. Branches are red and exfoliating. Small, leathery, paddle-shaped, dark green leaves turn bronzy-red in winter. Clusters of white and pink, drooping, urn-shaped flowers are beneficial to many bird species. The berries are edible. Native to North America. Needs acidic soil.
USDA zones: 5 - 10
Sunset zones: A1 - A3, 1 - 9, 14 - 24
Mature size: 1 - 2 feet high and up to 15 feet wide
Light needs: full sun to partial shade
Water needs: little to moderate water