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Massachusetts Kinnikinnick

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi 'Massachusetts'

Pronunciation: ark-toh-STAF-ih-los EW-vah UR-see
SKU #00295

Your climate may be too warm for this plant: 8

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.
Blooms Summer
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches just 1 ft. tall, spreading 10 to 15 ft. wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Ornamental Berries, Waterwise, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Spreading
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
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

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 8

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