'Carmel Sur' manzanita is a flat
evergreen shrub(arches to 3 inches high in middle), 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 not sand, but also likes adobe. This manzanita is very garden
and water tolerant as long as the water doesn't stand on it. (It has
short little legs). One yard in San Luis Obispo (heavy adobe) had this
manzanita on a small slope of adobe soil and was watering daily, water
oozing out of the sidewalk and the plants looked good.
shade it has a lot of drought tolerance (for a flat plant). 'Carmel Sur' prefers
some afternoon shade in our location (interior coast ranges). Fast
growing for a manzanita. 'Carmel Sur'
has survived open ground and 8-9 F for 3-4 nights and ground frost to 3
inches(it got beat up but recovered quickly in the spring). Use
species, Rhamnus species,
species or other Arctostaphylos
species to make a beautiful border. Carmel Sur survived here for years
with no water before the year we had only 4 inches of rainfall and 100 degree
temperatures for 8 months finally killed it. Another plant in a more
sheltered spot grew for 25 years (a pine tree buried it). So although Carmel Sur manzanita is not a good
candidate for drought resistant planting in Palm Springs, it is an
excellent plant for most of the coastal gardens in California.
Wash the dust off of it occasionally while sipping your favorite beverage and it and you will be happy, if you get too happy the plant will survive. If you have the heavy clay soils and a neighbor that waters too much, or that edge of the lawn where you want a native border, this is an excellent solution.
This manzanita can work between a lawn and sidewalk or as walk edging .
Arctostaphylos edmundsii 'Carmel Sur Manzanita' tolerates sand and clay.
Arctostaphylos edmundsii 'Carmel Sur Manzanita' is great for a bird garden.
Foliage of Arctostaphylos edmundsii 'Carmel Sur Manzanita' has color reddish-green and is evergreen.
Flower of Arctostaphylos edmundsii 'Carmel Sur Manzanita' has color pink.
Fruit of Arctostaphylos edmundsii 'Carmel Sur Manzanita' is edible.
Communities for Arctostaphylos edmundsii 'Carmel Sur Manzanita':Coastal Sage Scrub.
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|usda:||8 to 10|
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|width[m]:||1.00 to 6.00|
|rainfall[cm]:||60.00 to 200.00|