Native Plant Trust

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

red bearberry

Red bearberry offers four full seasons of interest: pink bell-shaped flowers in spring followed by bright red berries in the summer, and a vibrant red fall foliage that persists all winter. This low-grower works as a priceless groundcover in sunny, dry sites, and is great for bees and butterflies.

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Height: 3-6 in
Spread: 2-3 ft
Hardiness Zone: 3-8


Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Sun
Soil Moisture
Average
Dry
Ecoregion
(82) Acadian Plains and Hills
(58) Northeastern Highlands
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
Ornamental Interest
Summer Fruit
Spring Bloom
Winter Interest and/or Evergreen
Fall Foliage
Attracts Wildlife
Other Pollinators/Wildlife
Attracts Bees
Attracts Songbirds
Tolerance
Urban Environment
Drought Tolerant
Deer/Rabbit Resistant
Salt Tolerant
Additional Attributes
Low Maintenance


North American Distribution