Arctostaphylos 'Emerald Carpet'

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Arctostaphylos 'Emerald_Carpet'
Arctostaphylos 'Emerald_Carpet'

Species Name: Arctostaphylos 'Emerald Carpet'
Common Name: Emerald Carpet Manzanita

Lush dark green foliage make this an excellent groundcover. Tolerates heavy soils. Some summer water and afternoon shade in inland gardens. Easy care. Flowers attract hummingbirds. Highly recommended!

Plant Family: Ericaceae
Plant Type: Groundcover
Height by Width: 1' H x 3-5' W
Growth Habit: Low and dense
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Coast: full sun; Inland: partial sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Occasional to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 15-20 degrees F
Flower Season: Winter/Spring
Flower Color: White
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Introduced by Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Hybrid of A. nummularia x uva-ursi
Natural Habitat: Selected for the garden

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Care and Maintenance
  • With proper placement, manzanitas little maintenance. Selectively prune to remove dead branches or to reveal structure. Avoid unnecessary pruning. Manzanitas are prone to branch die-back, caused by a naturally occurring fungal pathogen. When removing dead branches, sterilize pruning shears with alcohol between cuts to prevent the spread of the disease.

Other Names
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.