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Arctostaphylos Bearberry Uva-ursi Ayiuzumu Bears Grape  Berendruif Coralillo Kinnikinick Alternate names:

Bear's Grape
Arctostaphylos uva ursi Bearberry plant seeds
Bearberry - Arcostaphylos uva-ursi  Medium sized evergreen shrub with small white blooms in the spring that develop into pink berries.  The new leaves are made into a tea used to treat bladder and kidney complaints, into a mouthwash, or into a salve used to treat skin problems and are considered highly antibiotic.  The berries are used to make drinks or jellies or eaten raw or dried.  A dye can be obtained from the leaves or berries.  The plant itself is low growing and makes a good ground cover or erosion control.  It prefers a light sandy soil that is well drained and can do very well in poor soils.  It is not particular as to quantity of sunlight and does well in shade, semi-shade or full sun.  Hardy to -30F (-34.4C); height: 3ft.
#1637    Packet   $27.50   Approximately 100 seeds
#P8-1637    1 yr. Seedlings   Bundle of 8 Plants   $99.99
#B1-1637W     Dried leaves whole   1lb   $23.49
#B1-1637G      Dried leaf powder   1lb   $24.99

Greenleaf Manzanita - Arctostaphylos patula -Evergreen shrub with small white blooms maturing into small berriesFruits taste rather like green apples and are used in making cakes, jellies and juiceSeeds are ground and used in soups.  The leaves are used to make poutices to treat burns and cuts or to make a yellow dye.  The plant prefers a light slightly acidic sandy soil in either shade, semi-shade or full sun and is low growing, making an excellent ground cover or reclamation plant.   Hardy to -10F (-23.3C); height: 3ft.
#1636    Packet   $15.50   Approximately 100 seeds


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