Bearberry Seeds - Uva Ursi

(Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) Zones 2 - 7. Evergreen ground cover. 

A wonderful, low growing native plant. Bearberry is incredibly versatile and can do well in richer forest soil and thrives in more barren, rocky conditions. 

Bearberry is mildly diuretic and anti-septic. Tea or tincture can be helpful in treating bladder infections. Also known as Kinnickinnick or simply Uva Ursi.

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 Cold Hardiness: Zones 2 - 7

Edible: Yes

SizeGround Cover  

Growth RateSlow

Nitrogen Fixer: No

Native Plant: Yes

Germination: 50 - 70%

Sun Requirements: Full Sun

Soil Preference: Dry, gravelly, slightly acidic 

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GROWING INSTRUCTIONS

- Soak Seeds 24 hrs. Follow with 180 days warm, moist stratification, followed by 90 days cold, moist stratification. For more information on stratification, check out our article "How To Start Your Tree Seeds".

*If you are doing the cold period in your fridge, please check on your seeds. 90 days is an estimate & they may sprout sooner.*

- Plant stratified seeds in pots or a nursery bed using standard potting soil. Heat mats are NOT required & can hinder germination!

- Protect young tree seedlings from slugs, cutworms & rodents. Slugs especially can eat primary leaves as soon as they come up, so be vigilant! 

 *Excited about growing Fruit Trees from seed? Learn more HERE.*

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