'La Panza' manzanita is a hybrid of Arctostaphylos silvicola
and A. Stanfordiana Bakerii
. The foliage starts out a velvety gray and becomes a smooth clean gray with age.
This selection was a seedling discover in Las Pilitas nursery's gardens. We decided to grow it because of its small size and clean gray foliage and named it for a local mountain range. We've only started growing it in 2003, so far it is a neat mound of gray green that grows in full sun, needs little water and no care. It is a three feet or so, high shrub and is attracting notice from the few customers that wander by its remote spot. Big enough to not be stepped on, small enough to fit. Click here for more about California Manzanitas(Arctostaphylos).
Arctostaphylos 'La Panza' tolerates sand and clay.
Arctostaphylos 'La Panza' is great for a bird garden.
Foliage of Arctostaphylos 'La Panza' has color green-gray and is evergreen.
Flower of Arctostaphylos 'La Panza' has color pink.
Fruit of Arctostaphylos 'La Panza' is edible.
Communities for Arctostaphylos 'La Panza':Chaparral and Coastal Sage Scrub.