Bearberry cultivation

How to grow bearberry

Characteristics of Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Sprengel


Perennial bush of the heather family – Ericaceae -, till 2m long.

Woody, brownish stems, creeping with many sprouts prolonging along the ground; younger ones erect.

Ovate leaves, till 2 cm long, bright green above, darker below, coriaceous, wider at the apex.

Flowers till 6 mm, in hanging racemes at the end of short red stalks; white rosy.

The fruit is a drupe, red in maturity, about 8 mm wide.

It flowers from May to July, producing bell shaped flowers, white rose in little hanging inflorescences.

Water abundantly.

For hanging flowerbeds in humid gardens because of its leaves and red berries, as a ground cover and as a medicinal plant. (More information in the listing below)

Cultivate in the sun or semi-shade

Propagate from cuttings in winters. It spreads easily.

Fertile soil, well drained without lime.

Other species of ” Arctostaphylos

Arctostaphylos alpina ——————— Alpine bearberry, Balck bearberry

Arctostaphylos columbiana

Arctostaphylos densiflora ——————- Sonoma manzanita

Arctostaphylos glauca

Arctostaphylos hookeri

Arctostaphylos manzanita ——————- Common manzanita

Arctostaphylos nevadensis

Arctostaphylos parryana

Arctostaphylos patula

Arctostaphylos pungens

Arctostaphylos regismontana

Arctostaphylos stanfordiana

Arctostaphylos tomentosa

punto rojo More information about bearberry.

This article was endorsed by Julián Masats - Technical agricultural engineer specialized in horticulture and gardening.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

25 October, 2021

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