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Arctostaphylos (Manzanita)
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Including Arctostaphylos hookeri ‘Wayside’, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi ‘Radiant’, and Arctostaphylos uva-ursi ‘Vancouver Jade’

Arctostaphylos

Manzanita

Sinuous and smooth, earthy red-tinged branches, waxy urn-style blossoms and handsome rounded evergreen leaves—that’s Manzanita. An enormous clan indigenous to mostly the far western U.S., these easily cultivated durable woody plants call for excellent drainage, but can endure poor soil, thriving in rocky, sandy or acidic sites with minimal water. Light afternoon shade and occasional watering are appreciated in hotter locales.


Arctostaphylos edmundsii ‘Carmel Sur’  full sun  partial shade  drought tolerant

This natty tightset ground cover hosts dainty urn-shaped white flowers amid small lustrous gray-green leaves that burst forth with cozy bronze hues. A low, fast spreading evergreen gem introduced by Saratoga Horticultural Foundation in 1972, ‘Carmel Sur’ takes on heat, heavy clay soil, dry conditions and regular summer irrigation, better than most Manzanitas. It smothers weeds, stabilizes slopes and serves as a verdant lawn replacement.

Blooms March–April

Size: 12" high x 4' 0"–6' 0" wide; hardy to zone 8.

Arctostaphylos edmundsii ‘Carmel Sur’ (S-0131)
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Arctostaphylos hookeri ‘Wayside’  full sun  partial shade
Monterey Manzanita

Full of vigor and bright, fine textured greenery, this coastal California native spreads to form a low, handsome mound. Rubescent brown branches gracefully sweep upwards and sometimes grow in twisted shapes, forming a framework for the upfacing, pointed leaves, reddened stems and dainty white flowers.

Always appreciative of well drained sites, and when grown inland, summertime watering with a little shade, ‘Wayside’ is a superb candidate for banks, rock gardens or native plantings accompanying Erigeron ‘Ron’s Pink’ and Deschampsia ‘Goldgehänge’.

Blooms February–April.

Size: 2' 0"–3' 0" high x 6' 0"–8' 0" wide; hardy to zone 8.

Arctostaphylos hookeri ‘Wayside’ (S-0599)
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Arctostaphylos uva-ursi ‘Radiant’  full sun  partial shade  new plant  drought tolerant
Bearberry

Lustrous, trim and fresh-looking, this prostrate evergreen ground cover keeps its composure all year long. Small, rich green leathery leaves glow with wintertime reddish purple tinges, while ushering in quantities of light pink urn-like flowers, followed by showy red apple-shaped berries that birds adore. A sturdy, northern California native reputed to possess astringent qualities, ‘Radiant’s lush close-to-the-ground mat brings verdant low maintenance accents to a native or Mediterranean setting.

Blooms March–April.

Size: 6"–8" high x 3' 0"–5' 0" wide; hardy to zone 5.

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi ‘Radiant’ (S-0668)
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Arctostaphylos uva-ursi ‘Vancouver Jade’  full sun  partial shade

A tidy low growing mainstay for the rockery, the oblong and narrow, vivid deep green leaves and red-tinged petioles clasp long slender stems to create a closely knit, polished ground cover. Aptly named ‘Vancouver Jade’ premiers pale pink flowers in early spring, broadcasts reddish bronze tones in winter and boasts a vigorous disease resistant habit.

Blooms March-April

Size: 6" high x 3' 0" & spreading; hardy to zone 5.

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi ‘Vancouver Jade’ (S-0002)
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