Arctostaphylos ‘Sunset’


Sunset Manzanita

1 gallon

Plant Description:
Plant Type: Shrub
Size: 2 – 6 ft tall, 3-6 ft wide
Form: Mounding, Rounded
Growth Rate: Moderate
Dormancy: Evergreen
Flower Color: Pink. White
Flowering Season: Winter

Photos used with permission from Las Pilitas Nursery

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Beautiful natural hybrid manzanita; cross between Arctostaphylos hookeri x Arctostaphylos pajaroensis, found on sandy hills in Monterey County. New leaves are yellow-green, often with copper-colored margins, maturing to deep green. Attractive dark red bark. White to pink bell-shaped flowers. One of the most garden tolerant manzanitas. Seems to grow well in cool coastal environments, but is often short-lived in hot inland areas, especially in full sun, regardless of irrigation strategies. Size varies; it has been listed as 2-3’Tx3-4’W, and as large as 5-8’Tx5-8’W, depending on the source. Best to plan for the larger size when planting.

Landscaping Information:
Sun: Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture: Extremely Low, Very Low
Summer Irrigation: Never irrigate once established~Irrigate 1x / month once established
Ease of Care: Moderately Easy
Cold Tolerance: 0-35° F
Soil Drainage: Fast, Medium
Soil Description: Well-drained
Common uses: Bank Stabilization, Bird Gardens, Groundcovers, Hummingbird Gardens
Maintenance: Wood rats will seem to be attracted to this plant, and will often strip twigs and small branches for their nests.. Best to avoid pruning.

Natural Setting:
Site Type: Best to grow in full sun in cooler coastal gardens, and in part shade in hotter inland areas.

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