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Arctostaphylos  alpinus (L.) Spreng.   
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FamilyERICACEAE
Genus species var.Arctostaphylos  alpinus (L.) Spreng. 
SynonymsArbutus alpina L. (basionym)
 Arctous alpina (L.) Spreng.
 Arctous japonicus Nakai
Territory
tundra
Altitude0-3000m
Description leaves winged petiolate, obovate to oblanceolate, elongate cuneate, decurrent, glabrous to hirsute, inflorescence 2-4-flowered, sepals pale green, acute, berry black-purple
Size5-30cm
Colorpinkish, white
Bloomspring
Ca+
Typeshrub
Cultivationhumous, moist, but in winter drier, semi-shady site
alpine house, moist, humous soil, shading in summer
Propagationseed in spring, uncovered, germ. 3-6 months, 13-18°C
cuttings in late summer and fall; layering in spring
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
Euro+Med PlantBase www.emplantbase.org
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