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Sunset Manzanita
Arctostaphylos 'Sunset'
  
About Sunset Manzanita (Arctostaphylos 'Sunset') 12 Nurseries Carry This Plant Beautiful nursery cultivar manzanita with yellow-green leaves, often with orangish margins. One of the most garden tolerant manzanitas. Seems to grow well in cool coastal environments, but is often short- lived in hot inland areas, especially in full sun, regardless of irrigation strategies.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Shrub

Size
Size
2 - 3 ft tall
3 - 4 ft wide

Form
Form
Mounding, Rounded

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Moderate

Dormancy
Dormancy
Evergreen

Flower Color
Flower Color
White

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Winter

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Shade, Full Sun

Moisture
Moisture
Low

Summer Irrigation
Summer Irrigation
Never irrigate once established, Irrigate ~ 1x / mo once established

Nurseries
Nurseries

Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast, Medium

Common uses
Common uses
Bank Stabilization, Hummingbird Gardens

Maintenance
Maintenance
Wood rats will seem to be attracted to this plant, and will often strip twigs and small branches for their nests.. Best to avoid pruning

Site Characteristics
Summary
Summary
Best to grow in full sun in cooler coastal gardens, and in part shade in hotter inland areas.


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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