Arctostaphylos uva-ursi 'Massachusetts'
Pronunciation: ark-toh-STAF-ih-los EW-vah UR-see
|Description||A very cold-hardy Northeastern native groundcover with clusters of pale pink bell-shaped flowers followed by ornamental red berries that persist into winter. Autumn foliage is tinged red-gold. The low, spreading form is very useful for low water rock gardens and hillsides in cooler regions. Evergreen.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Once established water deeply occasionally.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches just 1 ft. tall, spreading 10 to 15 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Ornamental Berries, Waterwise, Benefits Birds|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Ground Cover, Hillside|
|Companion Plants||Euonymus (Euonymus); Fleabane (Erigeron); Catmint (Nepeta); Carpet Bugle (Ajuga); Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster); Wintergreen (Gaultheria)|
|Care||Prefers loose, lean, acidic, rocky or sandy soils in cool climates; does not do well wtih heavy, wet soils or frequent fertilization. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish the root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought. Space 5 to 8 ft. apart as groundcover; closer for faster coverage.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 2-6
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