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Arctostaphylos 'Emerald Carpet' - Flower closeup

Arctostaphylos 'Emerald Carpet' - Flower closeup

Arctostaphylos 'Emerald Carpet'

Emerald Carpet manzanita

More About Arctostaphylos 'Emerald Carpet'


Emerald Carpet manzanita Growing and Maintenance Tips


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Arctostaphylos 'Emerald Carpet' Characteristics


  • California native
  • Berries
  • Evergreen
  • Wind resistant
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Portola Valley Ranch approved

Flower color

  • White / Cream / Ivory

Foliage color

  • Green / Blue-green

Growth habit (plant shape)

  • Trailing
  • Mounding


  • Morning sun
  • Sunny all day - Coast
  • Sunny all day - Inland

Season of interest (flowering)

  • Winter
  • Spring

Season of interest (foliage)

  • Year round

Your soil type

  • Sandy loam
  • Sand
  • Loam
  • Clay-loam
  • Clay

Water requirements

  • None
  • None - Low

Critter resistance

  • Rabbit resistant
  • Squirrel resistant
  • Deer resistant

Wildlife appeal

  • Attracts bees
  • Attracts beneficial insects
  • Attracts hummingbirds

Suggested uses

  • Groundcover
  • Under redwoods
  • Under CA native oaks
  • Median strip
  • Firescaping
  • Under pine trees


  • California

Plants that work well with Arctostaphylos 'Emerald Carpet'

Coyote mint Coyote mint (Monardella villosa ssp. villosa)
Conejo buckwheat Conejo buckwheat (Eriogonum crocatum)
Fringe cups Fringe cups (Tellima grandiflora)
Red buckwheat, Rosy buckwheat Red buckwheat, Rosy buckwheat (Eriogonum grande var. rubescens)
Siskiyou woolly sunflower Siskiyou woolly sunflower (Eriophyllum lanatum 'Siskiyou')