Common Name: bearberry, kinnikinnick
Origin/Ecology: Native to BC
Habit: creeping, mat-like, horizontal, growing to 20 cm tall and 1.5 m wide.
Leaves: Simple, soft flexible, glabrous, lustrous, oblong obovate
Leaf Arrangement: alternate
Flowers and Fruit: Racemes of white urn-shaped flowers with pink tones. Blooms April to May. Fruits are red drupes, July-August.
Bark: Exfoliating red-orange bark.
Water Use, Soil: Acidic soil.
Exposure: Full sun to part shade.
Landscape Uses: Ground cover, food for wildlife.
Limitations: Galls, rust, fungal leaf spot.