Arctostaphylus uva-ursi / Bearberry
If you’re looking for a beautiful evergreen ground cover, look no further than Arctostaphylus uva-ursi. Bearberry grows 6-12 inches tall with a 3 to 6 foot spread and feature broad-leaf evergreen foliage and white to pink flowers in April and May which become red berries that attract birds. A tough plant, it does well in poor, sandy soils but thrives best in acidic, well-draining, dry or medium soil with full sun to part shade. Infusions, tinctures, and vinegars of this plant are used medicinally to help soothe urinary tract problems.
This information is intended only for educational purposes, has not been evaluated or approved by the FDA, and is not an endorsement of any particular medical treatment. Please consult a healthcare provider before pursuing any medical treatment.
Plant delivery is free within the City of Beacon. Deliveries outside the City of Beacon are by a $65/hour fee, which includes travel and placement of material.