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.
It flowers from May to July, producing bell shaped flowers, white rose in little hanging inflorescences.
For hanging flowersbeds in humid gardens because of its leaves and red berries, as a ground cover and as a medicinal plant. (More information in the listing above)
Cultivate in the sun or semi-shade
Propagate from cuttings in winters. It spreads easily.
Fertile soil, well drained without lime.
Another species of ” Arctostaphylos”
Arctostaphylos alpina ——————— Alpine bearberry, Balck bearberry
Arctostaphylos densiflora ——————- Sonoma manzanita
Arctostaphylos manzanita ——————- Common manzanita
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21 January, 2020