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Arctostaphylos edmundsii 'Little Sur'

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Arctostaphylos edmundsii 'Little Sur'
Arctostaphylos edmundsii 'Little Sur'

Species Name: Arctostaphylos edmundsii 'Little Sur'
Common Name: Little Sur Manzanita

This manzanita groundcover forms low, dense mats that reach no more than 10 inches high and spread 5 feet wide. Clusters of white flowers bloom from January to March. Grows moderately fast with regular water. Give afternoon shade inland.

Plant Family: Ericaceae
Plant Type: Groundcover
Height by Width: 10 in. H x 5' W
Growth Habit: Low, dense
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Infrequent to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Winter/Spring
Flower Color: White
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Selected for the garden
Natural Habitat: Selected for the garden

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Care and Maintenance
  • With proper placement, manzanitas require 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.

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