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River Alder vs Bearberry

Alnus incana

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

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River Alder
Bearberry

River Alder is a large shrub or small tree with a multi-stemmed, spreading habit. It is an excellent tree to plant if you want to stabilize the soil near rivers and creeks.

Unlike the other alder varieties, River Alder is attractive enough to be included in riverside plantings by municipal and provincial park organizations.

Note: Unfortunately this difficult to grow species is not currently scheduled to grow at TreeTime.ca. Perhaps try purchasing seed from SeedTime.ca and growing your own? Or sign up for a restock notification above.

Bearberry is a dwarf shrub known for its creamy pink flowers and red edible fruits.

It is great as a filler in gardens and flowerbeds in place of invasive ground cover plants, like English Ivy.

Bearberry will attract hummingbirds, butterflies and bees to your property.

RIVER ALDER QUICK FACTS

BEARBERRY QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $3.49 - SAVE UP TO 22%
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Zone: 1a
Zone: 1b
Height: 8 m (25 ft)
Height: 0.1 m (0.3 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Berries: many small red berry-like drupes
Flowers: small, purple-white
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: slow
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: kinnikinnick, mealberry, sandberry


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no