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Arctostaphylos uva-ursi 'Vancouver Jade'

bearberry 'Vancouver Jade'

'Vancouver Jade' forms a low, arching, evergreen shrub to 15cm. The new shoots are flushed with red and it has small, pink flowers in summer followed by red berries in autumn

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Red Green
Summer Pink Green
Autumn Green Red
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

West–facing or South–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H7
Botanical details
Family
Ericaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Arctostaphylos are mainly evergreen, prostrate or upright shrubs or small trees. They have small, simple leaves and sprays of tiny, urn-shaped flowers, followed by spherical berries

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained, moderately fertile, lime-free soil in full sun or partial shade

Propagation

Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in summer or layering in autumn

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Patio and container plants
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Low Maintenance
  • Banks and slopes
  • Ground cover
  • Underplanting of roses and shrubs
Pruning

No pruning needed

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Prone to a leaf spot (see leaf damage on woody plants)

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