Manzanitas from Northern California

Manzanitas from northern California usually can take a little more water that those from central and southern California. However, they are still very drought tolerant. They make excellent hummingbird plants and tidy evergreen shrubs.

Some of these species we don't carry as they can't take the dry heat of our summers (upwards of 115° F), or nobody buys them, (usually because they don't know they exist). To learn more about each plant or to get shipping information, click the link.

Manzanitas are extremely important plants for wildlife.

Hummingbirds, Butterflies, many pollinators and predators need the flowers for survival.
An old picture of Arctostaphylos canescens. - grid24_12
Hoary Manzanita. is an evergray shrub to 6', and grows in sand or rocky soil along the northern California coast.
Arctostaphylos columbiana hated us. It loves the Pacific Northwest. - grid24_12
Hairy Manzanita evergreen, 5-10' high shrub that grows along the coastal plains in the evergreen forest from northern California to British Columbia.
Real manzanita - grid24_12
Arctostaphylos manzanita is a small shrub with dark green leaves that lives in the northern Sierras and coastal mountains.
Harmony manzanitas are really pretty - grid24_12
Arctostaphylos densiflora Harmony Manzanita is a beautiful groundcover
a Howard McMinn in flower on a winter morning - grid24_12
Howard McMinn Manzanita can be used as a small hedge or border.
Arctostaphylos densiflora, Sentinel Manzanita works well as a low hedge or foundation plant. - grid24_12
Arctostaphylos densiflora Sentinel Manzanita
An old photo of Arctostaphylos mewukka, Indian Manzanita - grid24_12
Indian Manzanita is an evergreen shrub, 3-8' tall, native to Sierra Nevada from 2500-6000' elevation in Plumus to Tulare County.
An old picture of Arctostaphylos myrtifolia - grid24_12
Ione Manzanita is a little sprawling manzanita that wants to grow near Ione.
This low-growing manzanita is found in higher elevation coniferous forests of of California from the Sierra Nevada mountains north.  - grid24_12
Pinemat Manzanita grows up in the Sierras at about 8000-10000 ft We've not found a selection that likes it at lower elevations.
Glossyleaf Manzanita is another one that we're trying to find a form that will grow anywhere but where it is native to.
The forms we've played with grow 1 cm per year. 10 years to make a gallon sized plant is not very practical unless you are doing bonsai and can charge $100/.
Arctostaphylos patula, Greenleaf Manzanita at a higher elevation in the Sierras. When the get 3-5 meters of snow on them they lay low. - grid24_12
Greenleaf Manzanita, Arctostaphylos patula, is an evergreen shrub that is common in areas of heavy snow at higher elevations in the eastern Sierras through Utah and north into Oregon, extending down into Lake County, California. Grows to about 6 ft. in most California gardens.
The exposed branches of Dr. Hurd manzanita. - grid24_12
Dr. Hurd Manzanita is the largest manzanitas in the trade. It will commonly grow to 15 ft. tall.
Arctostaphylos stanfordiana bakeri, Louis Edmunds Manzanita can be very showy,  particularly as a hedge or specimen. - grid24_12
Louis Edmunds Manzanita plant for the gray foliage and purple, not red, bark and bright pink flowers. Excellent hedge plant
This manzanita makes a nice clean little bush - grid24_12
Arctostaphylos stanfordiana stanfordiana
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi saxicola is one we've been trying to find in the trade for years.
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi  'Point Reyes' makes a small mounding ground cover that can gradually extend to many feet across and only a few inches high. This ground cover LOVES beach sand. - grid24_12
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Point Reyes Manzanita
Arctostaphylos uva ursi, Radient Manzanita has great red berries on a flat ground cover. - grid24_12
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Radiant Manzanita makes a beautiful flat groundcover.
San Bruno manzanita grows as a nearly flat ground cover with green foliage and pink flowers. - grid24_12
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi suborbiculata San Bruno makes a low mounding groundcover.
Arctostaphylos virgata, Bolinas manzanita Bolinas manzanita grows 6 to 12 ft tall with bright green foliage, reddish-brown bark, and white to pink flowers. It grows along the edges of the closed cone coniferous forest and redwood forest in Marin County.
Arctostaphylos viscida ssp. viscida you can see why it's called  White Leafed Manzanita. - grid24_12
Whiteleaf manzanita grows about 6 ft. tall from Kern County north to about the Oregon Border.
Anna hummingbird on Arctostaphylos Baby Bear manzanita flowers - grid24_12
Hummingbirds are the close allies of manzanitas. If you plant a manzanita, you usually get a few hummingbirds.
This Senitel manzanita is on the big side, they usually  stop at about 5 feet - grid24_12
Arctostaphylos densiflora Sentinel Manzanita  makes a good foundation plant, small hedge or nice accent plant.
Some Northern California manzanitas in Sonoma County.
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