Arctostaphylos uva-ursi 'Radiant'

Radiant manzanita

Plant family: Ericaceae - Heath


Plant type: Groundcover, Slope Stabilizer, Sub-shrub

Plant origin: N/A, California

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Flower Color Pink
Blooming Season Winter
Height 0-1 feet
Spread 1-5 feet, Spreading
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Clay, Sandy Loam

Special Characteristic

Good under Oaks, Lawn Substitute, Slope Stabilizer, Tolerant of Clay Soil

Plant Highlights

Radiant manzanita is found in the northern parts of the US, growing amidst the conifers and oaks on the west coast from northern California up to Alaska. It makes an excellent matting ground cover, growing only up to 8 inches high and spreading up to 6 feet. Radiant manzanita can spill over a wall, down a slope, or replace a lawn. It has small pink flowers in early winter followed by bright red berries that make a great wildlife offering for native birds. Full sun along the coast, but some shade inland in hot areas would be appreciated by this fresh looking, evergreen groundcover. Requires more water inland, but grows faster when provided that extra moisture. Radiant manzanita will grow in most soils including clay and sand as long as there is good drainage and some moisture, adapting to traditional garden conditions quite well. This showy evergreen groundcover manzanita is an excellent choice to replace a lawn, line a walkway, or cover a tree studded slope.

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