bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) in NC piedmont
From the description in the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens book of Native Alternatives to Invasive Species, bearberry seems to be exactly what I need for a slope in partial shade. The book says the hardiness range is 2 to 8, but in the description of native habitat range, it only goes south to Virginia.
Does anyone know if bearberry will grow in the North Carolina piedmont? I have clay, but I figured the slope would allow for drainage.