Arctostaphylos uva-ursi/Kinnikinnick

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi / Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Low growing shrub used as a ground cover
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Low growing shrub used as a ground cover

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Low, compact growth

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Scientific Name: Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Common Name: Kinnikinnick
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 6 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer, Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: This is a low growing evergreen shrub that makes a good ground cover in areas where it will perform well. Reported to be quite common in the British Isles and especially in Scotland on heaths and barren places in hilly districts. It produces a leathery leaves that are in the shape of a spatula. The urn-shaped flowers are waxy-like and are produced in drooping clusters very much like Arbutus.