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Arctostaphylos 'Sentinel'

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Prune once a year as needed.  If possible, do any pruning during the dry months to avoid fungal pathogens getting into the plant through the cut (the risk of this happening is much lower in the dry months).  Any pruning should enhance the natural shape of the plant; don't shear manzanitas into boxes or balls!  Remove any dead stems at the base.


6-8 ft


4-10 ft


6-12 ft

Sunset Zone:

7-9, 14-21

Arctostaphylos 'Sentinel' Characteristics


  • Berries
  • Wind resistant
  • California native
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Evergreen

Flower color

  • White / Cream / Ivory
  • Pink

Foliage color

  • Green / Blue-green

Growth habit (plant shape)

  • Upright


  • Sunny all day - Coast
  • Sunny all day - Inland
  • Light or dappled shade
  • Morning sun

Season of interest (flowering)

  • Winter
  • Spring

Your soil type

  • Clay
  • Sand

Water requirements

  • None
  • None - Low

Critter resistance

  • Deer resistant
  • Rabbit resistant

Wildlife appeal

  • Attracts bees
  • Attracts birds
  • Attracts beneficial insects
  • Attracts hummingbirds

Suggested uses

  • Hedge or screen
  • Espalier
  • Under CA native oaks
  • Container


  • California

Plants that work well with Arctostaphylos 'Sentinel'

Carpenter Rocks Australian fuchsia Carpenter Rocks Australian fuchsia (Correa reflexa 'Carpenter Rocks')