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Kinnikinnick Bearberry


Hardy native mat-forming evergreen groundcover with small shiny foliage and pink, bell-shaped blooms in spring followed by red berries. Prefers a moist, well-drained soil. Drought tolerant once established. Kinnikinnick berries are edible but mealy and tasteless, but were an important traditional food source for some First Nations groups because of their persistence on branches throughout the winter. Due to their texture and lack of taste, the berries were usually processed, cooked, or preserved in some way. Young leaves can be used in tea as well.


Available as: #01 Potted


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Plant Details

Latin: Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

Hardiness Zone: 2 – 8

Height: 4″

Spread: 2′

Bloom Time: Late Spring

Ripens: September – October (Weather Dependant)

Flower Colour: Pink, bell-shaped

Fruit Colour: Cherry red

Foliage Colour: Dark green

Light Requirements: Full Sun – Full Shade

Soil Requirements: Enjoys sandy, well-draining soils


  • Edible Fruit
  • Ground cover
  • Native

Special Considerations: Native and cold hardy. While not used for general food production, Kinnickinnick can be an important for local ecosystems as well as aboriginal knowledge.

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We require a 50% minimum deposit to reserve your order. Orders may also be paid in full to reserve. Any outstanding balance is due at pick up or before shipping or delivery.

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We strongly recommend ordering before April to secure your order. Orders are dependent on available inventory. Some stock may have limited available quantities. We reserve the right to offer a substitution or refund if stock becomes unavailable. 

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