A very cold-hardy Northeastern native groundcover with clusters of pale pink two-inch bell-shaped flowers followed by ornamental red berries that persist into winter. Autumn foliage is tinged red-gold. The low, spreading form is very useful for low water rock gardens and hillsides in cooler regions. Evergreen.
Common Name: Massachusetts Kinnikinnick
Botanical Name: Arctostaphylos uva-ursi 'Massachusetts'
Watering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
Botanical Pronunciation:ark-toh-STAF-ih-los EW-vah UR-see
Plant type:Groundcover, Shrub
Sunset climate zones:1 - 9, 14 - 24
Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches just 1 ft. tall, spreading 10 to 15 ft. wide.
Special features:Bird Friendly, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Road Salt, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Flower attributesShowy Flowers
Garden styleCottage, Rustic