Arctostaphylos uva-ursi ‘Point Reyes’


aka Point Reyes Bearberry Manzanita

1 gallon

Plant Type: Shrub
Size: 0.5 – 1 ft tall, 10-12 ft wide
Form: Prostrate
Growth Rate: Moderate
Dormancy: Evergreen
Flower Color: Pink
Flowering Season: Winter, Spring

Closeup image John Rusk from Berkeley, CA, United States of America / CC BY (

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Horticultural selection from Arctostaphylos uva-ursi from Point Reyes just north of San Francisco. ‘Point Reyes’ is one of the most common manzanitas in cultivaton. It has deep green shiny leaves. It makes a great groundcover and slope stabilizer. It usually stays under 1 foot tall but will spread to about 10 feet. It has proven to be very garden tolerant and has done well in the interior heat with some regular summer water. Give this manzanita a well-draining soil for best performance, but you will find it is not fussy about what type of soil; rocky or sandy, acid soils to richer heavier soils, Point Reyes seems to grow in all these conditions.

Landscaping Information:
Sun: Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture: Low, Moderate
Ease of Care: Very Easy
Cold Tolerance: 25° F
Soil Drainage: Fast, Medium, Slow
Soil Description: Tolerates a wide variety of soils. Tolerates Serpentine Soil. Soil PH: 4.0 – 7.0
Common uses: Groundcovers, Deer Resistant, Bird Gardens, Hummingbird Gardens, Bee Gardens

Companion Plants: Low growing coastal plants from central and northern California including California Seapink (Armeria maritima var. californica), Beach Sage (Artemisia pycnocephala), Ceanothus species, Seaside Daisy (Erigeron glaucus), Seaside Buckwheat (Eriogonum latifolium), Seaside Woolly Sunflower (Eriophyllum staechadifolium), Hairy Gumweed (Grindelia hirsutula), Lupinus species, and Dune Goldenrod (Solidago spathulata) 

Maintenance: Prune as needed to contain spread 

Sunset Zones:  1*, 4, 5, 6*, 7*, 14*, 15, 16, 17, 19*, 20*, 21*, 22*, 23*, 24* 

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Pick -up of purchased plants will be Saturday, September 26, from 9-11 am at the CNPS pick-up location off of Broad St in San Luis Obispo. (Note: there is no actual address for this location. It is at the East end of Francis Street in San Luis Obispo, behind Rizzoli’s Auto Repair. Please park on Francis St. while picking up plants.) A sign will be posted on the street. GPS coordinates for Pick-up location: Lat: 35.266967 degrees, Long: -120.651302 degrees. Please only place your order if you are able to pick up your plants on September 26 between 9 and 11 am. There are no options for other pickup times or dates, or shipping of these live plants.