Plant family: Ericaceae - Heath
Plant type: Groundcover, Slope Stabilizer
Plant origin: N/A, Horticultural Selection
Clay, Decomposed Granite, Sand, Sandy Loam, Adaptable
Attracts Wildlife, Edible , Lawn Substitute, Tolerant of Clay Soil, Tolerates Hard Frost
Carmel Sur manzanita is a low growing speading evergreen shrub, with light green leaves. Plant in part shade inland to full sun (with a little extra water) near coast. Carmel Sur likes good drainage but will also survive clay. It is very garden and water tolerant as long as the water doesn't sit for long periods. Carmel Sur grows fairly rapidly for a manzanita and the new growth is bronze. This arctostaphylos is greatly appreciated as a fast way to cover large slopes where it will stabilize soil and quickly smother the weeds.
Horticultural selection A. edmundsii: origin = central coast, Monterey Co.; intro Saratoga Horticultural Foundation 1972 (Research credit Tree of Life Nursery)
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