Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, Bearberry

Size: groundcover, 1' average height at maturity, 2-4' spread

Buds: solitary, sessile, with approximately 3 scales

Leaves: deciduous, evergreen, alternate, .25-1.25" long, .25-.5" wide, simple, obovate, .25" petiole, margins revolute, glossy dark green on top, lighter underside

Flowers: monoecious or dioecious, small urn-shaped flowers, pinkish white, in nodding racemes

Fruit: bright red shiny drupe, .25-.33"

Bark: older branches have papery reddish exfoliating bark

Habit: low-growing, forming broad thick mats