ARCTOSTAPHYLOS uva-ursi

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ARCTOSTAPHYLOS uva-ursi

Bearberry, Sandberry, Kinnikinick, Mountain Box
Select Item No. AA848

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Article Type: (pure seed)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Eriaceae
Origin: North America, North Eurasia
Special Features: Red berries.
 
Basic Colour: (white / cream)
Flower Colour: white-rose
Natural Flowering Period: March - May
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z2 - Z8
Growth Habit: groundcover / stoloniferous / bushy / evergreen
Height with Flowers: 5 cm
Location:
Characteristics: medicinal plant
Usage: for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 20 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
50
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
30 Gram
Sowing Direction:

(6) These seeds germinate extremely late, sometimes it takes one year or longer before germination starts. To best utilize space and avoid drying out, this seed must be “stratified” (placed in layers of wet sand – alternately a thin layer of seeds and a layer of well-moistened sand, etc.). The stratification boxes have to be kept in the shade to benefit from weather effects – especially winter. A fine wire mesh will protect them from mice and birds. Nurseries have found that concrete boxes are useful for large amounts of seed. In spring frequently check to see if germination has begun. When germination has started, the seeds must be sown immediately in the prepared bed with the moist sand.

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