Sold as set of 5 plugs.
At a Glance: Matt forming trailing evergreen ground-cover or shrub
Height: Usually not more than 20cm tall
Stems: brownish-red flexible rooting branches
Leaves: 3cm long alternate dark-green oval to spoon shaped leaves
Flowers: small pinkish-white upside down urn shaped flowers
Fruits: Bright red berries that resemble miniature apples; edible but are mealy and fairly tasteless; stay on the plant into winter. Very attractive to wildlife.
Conservation Uses: Used for erosion control in areas with full sun
Ethnobotany: Historically used by Native tribes as a tobacco substitute or filler
Helpful Tips: Plant in wet area. Click HERE to determine your recommended planting density.
Fun Fact: “Kinnikinnik” is the longest palindrome (a word spelled the same forwards or backwards) in the English language.
|Sun/Shade Tolerance||Hydrology||Elevation Range|
full sun > 80%
mostly sunny 60%-80%
partial sun and shade 40%- 60%
mostly shady 60%-80%
full shade > 80%
well drained soils
nutrient rich soils
nutrient poor soils
Nectar for hummingbirds
Nectar for butterflies
Host for insect larvae
Thickets and shelter
Thorny or protective cover
|Berries attract birds and mammals|
Pojar, Jim, and Andy MacKinnon. Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast: Washington, Oregon, British Columbia & Alaska. Revised ed. Redmond, Wash.: B.C. Ministry of Forests and Lone Pine Pub., 2004. Print.
“Sound Native Plants.” Sound Native Plants. Web. 31 Oct. 2014. www.soundnativeplants.com.