Emerald Carpet manzanita is an evergreen groundcover preferred by the non-native folks that want to plant a 'native'. This is a hybrid between Arctostaphylos uva-ursi and Arctostaphylos nummularia. Emerald carpet is drought tolerant from Ft. Bragg thru Oregon along the coast, anywhere else, treat as a drought tolerant lawn. This manzanita needs a rich, well- draining soil to look green, in infertile soils it will look yellow. Does ok in the San Joaquin Valley with 1-3 times/week water. It can be effective as a 1 or 2 plant buffer between a lawn and other manzanitas. Intermix with non-native Helianthemum (Sunrose), their requirements are nearly the same.(The Helianthemum is probably tougher.) Click here for more about California Manzanitas(Arctostaphylos).
Arctostaphylos 'Emerald Carpet' tolerates clay.
Foliage of Arctostaphylos 'Emerald Carpet' is evergreen.
Flower of Arctostaphylos 'Emerald Carpet' has color white.
Communities for Arctostaphylos 'Emerald Carpet':Closed-cone Pine Forest, Coastal Sage Scrub, Red Fir Forest and Mixed-evergreen Forest.