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Emerald carpet kinnicinnick


Arctostaphylos “emerald carpet”: 1.25″ x 2.25” plugs


This popular manzanita forms a wonderful, dense, green groundcover around 1 ft. tall by 6 ft. wide. Clusters of small, white, urn-shaped flowers decorate the plant in early winter. A natural hybrid discovered on Haven’s Neck on the southern Mendocino Coast. Often planted en mass to create a large scale groundcover. Somewhat slower growing than bearberry and slightly taller over time. Enjoys full sun near the coast but does best in hotter areas with some afternoon shade. Needs moderate water once established. The parents of this natural hybrid are Arctostaphylos nummularia and Arctostaphylos uva-ursi. (California Flora Nursery) Photo credit: Cheryl Buckwalter