Theodore Payne California Native Plant Database

Arctostaphylos glandulosa ssp. adamsii

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Botanical Name: Arctostaphylos glandulosa ssp. adamsii
Common Name: Laguna Manzanita

Excellent shrub/groundcover for slope or bank. Branches will root into the ground and spread. Attracts hummingbirds, butterflies and songbirds to your garden.

Plant Family: Ericaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 3-4' H x 3-6' W
Growth Habit: Groundcover
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 25 degrees F
Flower Season: Winter/Spring
Flower Color: Pink
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Eastern Peninsular Range, Baja
Natural Habitat: Rocky outcrops, ridges, chaparral, coniferous forest from 600-6600'

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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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