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Genus: A

Acanthus
bear's breech
Acorus
sweet flag
Actinidia
hardy kiwi fruit; bower vine; kolomikta vine; tara vine
Adiantum
northern maidenhair fern
Agastache
Giant hyssop
Ajuga
Bugleweed
Akebia
five-leaved akebia
Allium
onion; chives
Ammophila
American beachgrass
Amphicarpaea
hog peanut
Amsonia
Arkansas blue-star; blue star; thread-leaf blue star; willow amsonia
Andropogon
big bluestem; turkey-foot
Anemone
Canada anemone
Antennaria
pussytoes
Anthoxanthum
sweet vernal grass
Apios
Indian potato; groundnut
Aquilegia
Columbine
Aralia
sarsparilla
Arctostaphylos
bearberry; kinnikinick
Arenaria
Arisaema
Aristolochia
Armeria
sea pink
Aruncus
Goatsbeard
Arundinaria
canebrake bamboo; large cane; small canebrake bamboo; southern cane; switch cane
Arundo
giant reed; Italian reed; cana brava
Asarum
Wild ginger
Asclepias
butterfly weed; swamp milkweed
Asimina
pawpaw
Aster
aster
Athyrium
lady fern
Atrichum
(moss)

Next: B

Catalog as of January 02, 2016

Arctostaphylos

(Ericaceae - heath family)
About 50 species of evergreen shrubs ranging in size from ground covers to small trees, mostly native to western North America.

uva-ursi evgrn subshrub • 6-12" • zones 2-6

bearberry; kinnikinick

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi - Jul 2 Arctostaphylos uva-ursi - Jul 2


native, ground cover, sun - part shade
Eur., n Asia, e and cent N Amer

This low-growing evergreen ground cover spreads slowly to form a dense, broad mat. The small, oval leaves are glossy, vibrant bright green to dark green in summer, changing to bronze or reddish in the fall. The combination of texture and color in the leaves creates a unique ground cover effect of an emerald carpet. Small whitish-pink urn-shaped flower spikes bloom from late April to May, followed by bright red berries in late June and August. Bearberry requires well-drained soil, but it is otherwise quite adaptable in its soil requirements. Soil pH is apparently not critical, and its habit of growing near sea beaches indicates that it is also quite tolerant of salty soil. Prospers on infertile, sandy, gravelly, or rocky soil, and should not be fertilized. Michael Dirr in his Manual of Woody Landscape Plants notes that bearberry has been called "the prettiest, sturdiest, and most reliable ground cover". Bearberry also has a history of medicinal use.

cat # 3Q4U
$11.95 each / 3+, $11.50 ea