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Arctostaphylos uva-ursi 'Massachusetts'
Common Name: Common Bearberry
Beautiful groundcover for difficult site
Berries for birds and other wildlife
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
Host plant for a variety of butterflies
An evergreen with three-season interest
Salt and Wind Tolerant
Common Bearberry is an evergreen groundcover that is suited to sandy or other well-drained soils with an acidic pH. It can be a marvelous solution for a difficult site since it grows where few other plants are happy. Artostaphyllos is lovely draped over the edge of a wall or large rock. Its small green leaves have silver grey backs and often appear to be edged in silver. 'Massachusetts' flowers and fruits abundantly and is a disease-resistant selection with smaller leaves than the species. Introduced by West Coast Growers, seed for this selection originated in Massachusetts.
Height: 6-10 Inches
Spread: 3-6 Feet
USDA Hardiness Zone: 2-6