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Arctostaphylos insularis

Island Manzanita.

Santa Margarita, CA
Size Quantity Price
Five Gallon 0 $ 29.99
One Gallon 0 $ 11.99
Plants in production
One Gallon 36 --

Island Manzanita, Arctostaphylos insularis, is an evergreen shrub to  four feet or so, some sun and good drainage. Glossy dark-green, rounded leaves on green stems on a  with red bark. This manzanita seems to be hardy to about -5 degrees F.
Arctostaphylos insularis is a very stunning plant in the landscape and makes a cool little hedge or border planting. It also can be used as a small specimum. There is a form in the trade named 'Canyon Sparkles'. The form we grow is excellent (we think as good). It has been easy here and surprisingly drought and cold tolerant. This species does very well in the heavier soils, but will grow in sandy soils.

Island Manzanita, Arctostaphylos insularis looks good mixed with Ceanothus 'Yankee Point', Penstemon 'Margarita BOP', or Zauschneria 'Bert's Bluff'.

Arctostaphylos insularis tolerates clay.
Arctostaphylos insularis is great for a bird garden.
Arctostaphylos insularis's foliage color is green and type is evergreen.
Arctostaphylos insularis's flower color is white.
Arctostaphylos insularis's fruit is edible.

Communities for Arctostaphylos insularis:Chaparral and Coastal Sage Scrub.

ph: 6.00 to 8.00
usda: 8 to 10
height[m]: 1.00 to 2.00
width[m]: 1.00 to 2.00
rainfall[cm]: 43.00 to 101.00

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