Arctostaphylos uva-ursi ‘Massachusetts’

Massachusetts Kinnikinnick

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Ground Covers / Shrubs

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Small

Also Grown As: Bush

Mature Height & Spread: 1' x 10-15'

Natural Growth Habit: Spreading

Native To: USA

Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water: Medium Water, Low Water

Flower Color: Pink / White

Bloom Time: Summer

Special Features: Attractive Bark / Attracts Birds/Butterflies / Cold Hardy / Deer Resistant / Drought Resistant / Intermountain Conditions

Container Sizes: #1

Sunset Garden Zones: A1-A3, 1-9, 14-24

A Bit More

Several varieties of Arctostaphylos uva-ursi are popular groundcovers and ‘Massachusetts’ is no exception, for good reason.  The small leaves give the overall appearance a fine texture and it hugs the ground so well it cascades over vertical surfaces, creating a waterfall like shape.  ‘Massachusetts’ is not a very quick grower but it is sturdy, disease resistant, and a profuse bloomer.  All it needs are sandy soil with a low ph, and full sun.  ‘Massachusetts’ is more capable of handling cold winters than some other varieties of A. uva-ursi.  Once established, this Arctostaphylos thrives with just a little water in temperate climes, and very much prefers not to be fertilized.

A Bit More

Several varieties of Arctostaphylos uva-ursi are popular groundcovers and ‘Massachusetts’ is no exception, for good reason.  The small leaves give the overall appearance a fine texture and it hugs the ground so well it cascades over vertical surfaces, creating a waterfall like shape.  ‘Massachusetts’ is not a very quick grower but it is sturdy, disease resistant, and a profuse bloomer.  All it needs are sandy soil with a low ph, and full sun.  ‘Massachusetts’ is more capable of handling cold winters than some other varieties of A. uva-ursi.  Once established, this Arctostaphylos thrives with just a little water in temperate climes, and very much prefers not to be fertilized.