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Emerald Carpet Manzanita

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ARCTEC
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SKU:
ARCTEC
Weight:
22.00 LBS
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12 inches
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4 feet
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Full Sun, Partial Shade
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Arctostaphylos 'Emerald Carpet'
Attracts:
Birds, Pollinators, Butterflies
Bloom Time:
Late Winter to Early Spring
Deer Resistant:
Yes
Evergreen or Deciduous:
Evergreen
Family:
Arctostaphylos
Flower Color:
White
Foliage Color:
Green
Genus:
Manzanita
Growth Rate:
Slow
Hardiness Zone:
8a
Landscape Uses:
Accent, Massing, Edging, Groundcover
Mature Height:
12 inches
Mature Width:
4 feet
Prune Time:
Prune After Flowering
Light Needs:
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Water Needs:
Dry to Moist
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_callout-4|Light Needs:
Full Sun, Partial Shade
_callout-25|Foliage Color:
Green
_callout-26|Flower Color:
White
_callout-27|Bloom Time:
Late Winter to Early Spring
_callout-28|Attracts:
Birds, Pollinators, Butterflies
_callout-12|Deer Resistant:
Yes
_callout-17|Landscape Uses:
Accent, Massing, Edging, Groundcover

Product Overview

Arctostaphylos 'Emerald Carpet'
A handsome groundcover selection that is compact and dense, with small, glossy, deep green leaves; small white flowers in mid-winter, followed by red fruit; does not like alkaline soils; this is a coastal plant, protect from midday sun when planted inland

Emerald Carpet Manzanita is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting birds, bees and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Emerald Carpet Manzanita is recommended for the following landscape applications:

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • Groundcover

Features

Emerald Carpet Manzanita features dainty nodding white bell-shaped flowers at the ends of the branches from late winter to early spring. It has attractive dark green foliage which emerges light green in spring. The small glossy oval leaves are highly ornamental and remain dark green throughout the winter. It produces red berries from mid to late summer.

Planting & Growing

Emerald Carpet Manzanita will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is very fussy about its soil conditions and must have sandy, acidic soils to ensure success, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

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