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Arctostaphylos uva-ursi 'Vancouver Jade'

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Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Arctostaphylos (ark-toh-STAF-ih-los) (Info)
Species: uva-ursi (OO-va UR-see) (Info)
Cultivar: Vancouver Jade

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Category:
Groundcovers
Shrubs

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Leathery-Textured

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From semi-hardwood cuttings
By simple layering

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral catcollins On Jan 13, 2009, catcollins from West Friendship, MD (Zone 6b) wrote:

I have a cluster of these planted off a pathway leading to my front stoop on the northwest side of the house. It is in shade until 4pm and is thriving. Deep green groundcover turns burgundy in winter. Very well behaved with slow dense spread. I have tried to plant new clusters under trees, but none have taken. Not sure what the problem is with these other areas. I wish I had more, but yellow creeping jenny can cover twice the ground in half the time, every time.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

West Friendship, Maryland
Spencer, Massachusetts
Kent, Washington
Seattle, Washington
Stanwood, Washington
Falling Waters, West Virginia



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