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Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) 熊果

Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) 熊果

Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) 熊果

Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) 熊果

Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) 熊果

Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) 熊果

Its common names include kinnikinnick and pinemat manzanita.  Very hardy low mound shrub, leathery broadleaf foliage is glossy.   Small pink flowers in spring and fruit ripe to red from late summer throughout the winter.  Flowers attract bees, animals like to eat the fruit.  Fruit and leaves are used for cosmetic, medicine.  It is good for soil retaining.

Easy to grow in full sun to partial shade location in acidic soil.  Drought tolerant once established.  Low maintenance.  Slow growth and tolerant light foot traffic.   Mature size:6″-12″(H) X 1.5′-2′(W).  USDA Zones:4-9.  Excellent for naturalized garden!  Propagate usually by cuttings.

又名熊葡萄,熊莓. 非常耐寒強健的低矮小型灌木,亮面革質的小葉全年常綠,秋色呈現紫紅色. 春開淡粉紅色小花,果實於夏末成熟轉紅.  紅色果實維持整個冬天都還掛果,很具觀賞價值.  花為吸引蜂的蜜源.   熊冬天或初春會用以充饑,故名.   它是很低維護的植物,果與葉具有藥用價值,也被應用於化妝品的美白.  生長速度慢但對水土保持有幫助.

耐旱. 容易栽種在全日照到半日照處偏酸性的土壤.  成熟株高6-12吋,寬幅為1.5-2呎.  偶爾的踩踏是無礙的.  很適合用於自然林園式的花園.