kinnikinnick on the south Oregon coast

Asked October 2, 2018, 12:22 PM EDT

Will kinnikinnick Massachusetts do well in Bandon very near the ocean? I'm in zone 9B. My soil is very sandy with very little organic matter. There is a lot of salt spray. If not can you suggest a different variety?

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1 Response

It should do okay there. Kinnikinnick is relatively salt tolerant. It prefers loose, acidic, rocky, or sandy soils that drain well. Likes partial to full sun. You'll need to water it regularly the first year to ensure good root development. Then reduce watering frequency.
Here is a link to some additional info:
https://plants.usda.gov/factsheet/pdf/fs_aruv.pdf