Promoting the Use of Native Plant Species in the Home Landscape

Bearberry

Latin Name: Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

Flower Description:

Flowers are pink or white with pink tinges. They are oval in shape, constricted at the mouth then flaring into 5 spreading lobes. Flowers form in clusters of 5-10 at the end of branches.

FamilyHeath (Ericaceae)
Season BloomSpring, early summer
HabitatSun, sand, dunes
CyclePerennial
Height6-12"
Leaf DescriptionLeaves are smooth, leathery, and shiny on the upper side. They are green year-round and are rounded at the terminal ends but tapering toward the base.
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