Ground-covers - ARCT UVA-URSI PT REYES
ARCT UVA-URSI PT REYES
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi 'Point Reyes'
Point Reyes Bearberry, Point Reyes Kinnickinnick
A woody evergreen shrub that forms a prostrate, spreading mat. Branches are red and exfoliating. Whorls of small, leathery, paddle-shaped, dark green leaves turn purple-red in winter. Clusters of white and pink, drooping, urn-shaped flowers are beneficial to many bird species. The berries are edible. Native to the sandy coasts of the Pacific Northwest. Needs acidic soil.
USDA zones: 5 - 10
Sunset zones: A1 - A3, 1 - 9, 14 - 24
Mature size: 5 - 18 inches high and up to 10 feet wide
Light needs: full sun to partial shade
Water needs: little to moderate water