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Bearberries

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Question: 85-5201
When can I transplant Bearberries? Kent, Sandwich, MA

Mort's Answer:
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi is a prostrate shrub with 5 to 6 foot branches that will root at the joints. Unfortunately, they can only be cut and transplanted in the winter when they are frozen. It has a bronze color in the winter and white or pink flowers in summer. When the clumps are dug, they can be held in a 50/50 mix of sand and peat until spring. After some roots are established in the new soil, you can place them in the new locations. There is a medicinal plant also called Bearberry that grows to forty feet. Cascara sagrada or Chittamwood can be transplanted in spring or fall, when defoliated. Rhamnus purshiana is native from British Columbia to northern California and Montana.

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Question: 1359-2816
When can I transplant Bearberries? Kent, Sandwich, MA

Mort's Answer:
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi is a prostrate shrub with 5 to 6 foot branches that will root at the joints. Unfortunately, they can only be cut and transplanted in the winter when they are frozen. It has a bronze color in the winter and white or pink flowers in summer. When the clumps are dug, they can be held in a 50/50 mix of sand and peat until spring. After some roots are established in the new soil, you can place them in the new locations. There is a medicinal plant also called Bearberry that grows to forty feet. Cascara sagrada or Chittamwood can be transplanted in spring or fall, when defoliated. Rhamnus purshiana is native from British Columbia to northern California and Montana.

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