Synonym: Kinnikinnick A long-lived evergreen, dense shrub growing between 6 to 12 high. Flower growth process begins as small pinkish urns that mature into red berries. The flower blooms in the spring. Prefers growing in the open on sand dunes, but will grow under the partial shade of forest. Grow well in coarse will drained sandy and acidic soils in full sun. It is cold tolerant and used for reclamation and as a soil stabilizer. It is popular ground cover used in many landscapes due to its thick vegetative mat. Located in all upper states of the United States and sometimes as south as New Mexico and Arizona.