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Bearberry vs Variegated Dogwood

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

Cornus alba argenteo-marginata

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Bearberry
Variegated Dogwood

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.

Variegated Dogwood is a small shrub that is often used in the first row of a shelterbelt, as a hedge, or for soil stabilization projects. It has the same distinctive red bark, white flowers, and berries as Red Osier Dogwood.

The key difference between the two is the leaves. Where Red Osier's leaves are green throughout, Variegated Dogwood has a white outline around each leaf, giving this shrub a distinctive look.

BEARBERRY QUICK FACTS

VARIEGATED DOGWOOD QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1b
Zone: 3a
Height: 0.1 m (0.3 ft)
Height: 2.7 m (9 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: many small red berry-like drupes
Flowers: small, purple-white
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: medium
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high





Other Names: kinnikinnick, mealberry, sandberry
Other Names: tatarian dogwood


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