Planting and caring for bearberry - that's how it's done

Planting and caring for bearberry - that's how it's done

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If you are still looking for a ground cover for the partial shade, then you should plant the bearberry. How this is done and tips on care can be found here.

Bearberry: ground cover for partial shade

The bearberry (often also called cranberry) enchants every gardener with a delicate, pink and white blossom (from late April to early June) before it comes up with pretty, red berries in late summer, with which it then visually appeals to the cranberries looks very similar.

The European bearberry is one of the easy-care, hardy plants that thrive perfectly in light partial shade and in full sun, which is why it is also ideal for large-scale bed planting in the garden or in public places. It is also one of the evergreen plants and thus brings a little color into the dreary gray even in winter.


Bearberry is one of the medicinal herb plants because its leaves are used effectively in cases of bladder infections (tea production) or because innumerable medicines are made with them.

If you would also like to bring this plant into the garden, we have now some tips and tips for growing and caring for the bearberry.

Plant bearberry

The bearberry, which grows between 30 and 40 centimeters in height, can not tolerate waterlogging, which is why you should always plant the plant in a loose, nutrient-rich soil.

When choosing a location, you should also pay attention to a sunny to partially shaded spot.

Maintain bearberry

" To water:

The bearberry doesn't really need daily watering. You only need to water the bearberry during longer periods of drought.


Fertilization is hardly necessary, but it can be administered if necessary. It is best, however, if you supply the soil around the plant with compost in autumn. Simply work it carefully into the ground.

»Cut back:

As soon as the bearberry grows too much, you can of course cut it back. The best time for this is immediately after the winter break until early spring. But even in late summer, pruning is still possible at any time.