Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Massachusetts (Bearberry/ Kinnikinnick)

White bell-shaped flowers that appear in spring are followed by red berries in fall. A dense mat of leathery, dark green, shiny, leaves that turn bronze in colder months serve as winter foliage. When branches mature they turn a brick-red/brown, while the bark peels and takes on a parchment-like appearance. Slow growth rate.

Blooms early to mid spring
0.5-1 ft tall x 3-6 ft spread
HARDY to -50°F (-45.6°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer resistant
Attracts birds


Zone Zone 2
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture
Native to Native Cultivar