Laguna manzanita, Arctostaphylos
is a sprawling evergreen manzanita shrub that will form a knee high
groundcover. VERY gray with smooth red stems. Seems to be very drought
tolerant, deer tolerant and tolerant of neglect and people. This little
shrub grows only a couple of feet high in our garden, without water and
in full sun.
In the wild associated plants include Keckiella
ternatus, Keckiella antirrhinoides microphylla, Arctostaphylos otayensis
(Otay Manzanita), Prunus fremontii,
Quercus agrifolia, and believe it or not Acacia greggii. Native in the
center and eastern parts of San Diego County. Soil varies from reddish
clay to decomposed granite.
Arctostaphylos glandulosa var. adamsii tolerates deer.
Arctostaphylos glandulosa var. adamsii is great for a butterfly garden.
Foliage of Arctostaphylos glandulosa var. adamsii has color silver and is evergreen.
Flower of Arctostaphylos glandulosa var. adamsii has color white.
Communities for Arctostaphylos glandulosa var. adamsii:Chaparral and Yellow Pine Forest.