Theodore Payne California Native Plant Database

Arctostaphylos edmundsii var. parvifolia

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Species Name: Arctostaphylos edmundsii var. parvifolia
Common Name: Bronze Mat Manzanita

Rare and endangered manzanita. Good in hanging baskets. Dense bright green foliage. Good on slopes. Does best on coast-can be sensitive to heat and frost. Flowers attract hummingbirds.

Plant Family: Ericaceae
Plant Type: Groundcover
Height by Width: 6in. H x 4-6' W
Growth Habit: Low, spreading
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Slow
Sun Exposure: Coast: full sun, Inland: part Sun"
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Infrequent to moderate
Cold Hardy to: Frost tender
Flower Season: Winter/Spring
Flower Color: White
Endangered?: List 1B/Red 3-2-3
Natural Habitat:

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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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