Arctostaphylos uva-ursi 'Massachusetts'
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Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Broadleaf evergreen ground cover, prostrate, compact, slow-growing, may grow to about 1 ft (0.3 m) high and 6 ft (1.8 m) wide; bark reddish-gray and peeling. Leaves smaller than the species type, medium to dark green, may turn bronzish in winter. Flowers white and somewhat pinkish, abundant. Fruit bright red.
- Sun or partial shade, reportedly tolerates wet soil better than many other clones, resistant to leaf spot and leaf gall disorders.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 2 Very cold hardy. Developed by Robert Ticknor, Oregon State University, from seed collected in Massachusetts. A popular selection.