Bearberry, Kinnikinnick, Manzanita 'Vancouver Jade'

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

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




Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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under 6 in. (15 cm)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


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


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Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer


Grown for foliage



Provides winter interest

Other details:

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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:

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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


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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Gardeners' Notes:


On Sep 9, 2015, Rickwebb from Downingtown, PA wrote:

This cultivar was introduced from the University of British Colombia Botanical Garden that grows about 10 to 12" high. It is resistant to leaf spot. It is offered in the catalog from Lake County Nursery in Perry, Ohio in 1996.


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.