Arctostaphylos 'Emerald Carpet'

Emerald Carpet Manzanita

Plant family: Ericaceae - Heath

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Plant type: Groundcover, Slope Stabilizer

Plant origin: N/A, Hybrid

 
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One Gallon 2016   9.99
Five gallon - Natural 39   29.99

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Flower Color White
Blooming Season Winter
Height 0-1 feet
Spread 5-10 feet
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Hybrid

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Decomposed Granite, Sand, Sandy Loam, No alkaline

Special Characteristic

Fire Resistance, Lawn Substitute, Slope Stabilizer, Tolerates Hard Frost

Plant Highlights

Emerald Carpet manzanita is an evergreen groundcover. It is a hybrid between Arctostaphylos uva-ursi and Arctostaphylos nummularia. Emerald carpet is drought tolerant but tolerates garden water well and is popular in commercial landscaping. Its shiny dark green leaves, and red stems are complimented by cluster of white flowers in January and February, possibly earlier. Plant in full sun on the coast and provide some partial or light shade inland. This manzanita likes a rich, well- draining and acidic soil to look its best.

Emerald Carpet Manzanita was introduced by Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in 1974.

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