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Arctostaphylos hookeri 'Monterey Carpet'

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Botanical Name: Arctostaphylos hookeri 'Monterey Carpet'
Common Name: Monterey Carpet Manzanita

Very low groundcover manzanita, good under pines. Recommended for coastal gardens with fog. Needs sharp drainage. Excellent for bird and butterfly gardens.

Plant Family: Ericaceae
Plant Type: Groundcover
Height by Width: 1' H x 4' W
Growth Habit: Low, trailing
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Slow
Sun Exposure: Part sun to shade
Soil Preference: Well-draining, acidic
Water Requirements: Infrequent to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 10 degrees F
Flower Season: Winter/Spring
Flower Color: White
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: North and Central portions of Central Coast, western San Francisco Bay Area
Natural Habitat: Coastal scrub, woodland below 2000'

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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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References
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
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