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.
Foliage of Arctostaphylos insularis has color green and is evergreen.
Flower of Arctostaphylos insularis has color white.
Fruit of Arctostaphylos insularis is edible.
Communities for Arctostaphylos insularis:Chaparral and Coastal Sage Scrub.