Broad-leaf Evergreen

Arctostaphylos Massachusetts Hybrid

Massachusetts Hybrid Kinnickinnick, Bearberry

  • Great groundcover
  • Native
  • Refined look
  • Small, lustrous evergreen foliage
  • Easy to grow
  • Provides food and shelter for wildlife
  • Small, showy, white tinged pink flowers
  • Plump red berries in late summer and fall

This beautiful looking native groundcover has an incredibly refined look for a plant that revels in poor, dry, infertile soils. 'Massachusetts' is a nearly prostrate grower with small, lustrous, deep green evergreen foliage that hugs the branches, providing a spreading carpet of lushness in the garden. This selection loves full sun or partial shade and is extremely easy to grow as long as it is planted in a location with very well-drained soil. Along with its beauty, it provides a myriad of wildlife food and shelter with small native bees zeroing in its small, showy, white tinged pink flowers while birds and other small critters love its ample supply of plump red berries that cover the plant in late summer and fall. Even bigger critters love the berries. One of its common names, Bearberry, comes from the fact that even bears love to snack on its fruit!! This plant is exclusively offered to American Beauties program.

Evergreen
Evergreen
Ground Cover
Ground Cover
Native
Native
Dry Soil
Dry Soil

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