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Western Sand Cherry vs Bearberry

Prunus pumila var besseyi

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

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Western Sand Cherry
Bearberry

Western Sand Cherry is known for its unique, leathery grey-green foliage and beautiful white blossoms. It is a popular ornamental shrub in parks and front yards. Both you and the wildlife will love its edible small dark red to purple cherries.

Due to its small stature and spreading qualities, Western Sandcherry is suitable as an underplanting or groundcover.

Many people graft plum and cherry varieties to Western Sand Cherry and use it as rootstock. It is also popular to graft hardy apricots to.

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.

WESTERN SAND CHERRY QUICK FACTS

BEARBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 1b
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 0.1 m (0.3 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: reddish-orange
Berries: small purple cherries
Berries: many small red berry-like drupes
Flowers: small clusters of white blossoms
Flowers: small, purple-white
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: slow
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
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