(Arctostaphylos spp.)

Manzanitas are beautiful shrubs and trees: their red branching structure, delicate white lantern-shaped flowers, blush-colored berries, and bright foliage provide year-round interest. Use these gorgeous plants as specimen trees and to provide structure. Their graceful, twisting branches add an unbeatable sculptural effect.

Height: 3-10 feet
Width: 3-10 feet
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Water Requirements: Low, prefers summer dry Soil: Can tolerate heavy soil on slopes, but prefers well-drained soil
Bloom Period: Winter, Spring


  • Living sculpture
  • Winter flowers
  • Great for summer-dry gardens
Arctostaphylos glauca - big berry manzanita
Arctostaphylos glauca - big berry manzanita
Arctostaphylos patula - green leaf manzanita