The Massachusetts Bearberry, evergreen shrub, Arctostaphylos u. 'Massachusetts', is a low growing, mat forming groundcover. It grows 6-12 inches tall, 2-4 feet wide, has small glossy leaves, and can cover a 15' diameter area, but is not invasive.
This green foliage turns a bronzy red in fall and winter. The bell shaped, dainty flowers appear in the spring.
The fruit, that is bright red and highly decorative, appears in late summer, persisting into fall. This low 'Massachusetts' shrub thrives in a variety of soils, but does best in poor, infertile sandy acidic soil, and is salt tolerant.
Do not fertilize, and pruning is not necessary. It is a beautiful, low maintenance groundcover, once established.
When looking for an evergreen ground cover, be sure to look at this plant!
*Pale Pink Flowers in Spring
*1' Low Growing Evergreen
*Bronze Red Foliage in Autumn
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Arctostaphylos u. 'Massachusetts'|
|Mature Height||6 to 12 inches|
|Mature Spread||2 to 4 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|