Emerald Carpet Manzanita
Emerald Carpet Manzanita was introduced by Santa Ana Botanical Garden as a functional and beautiful low maintenance groundcover. It is a hybrid of two manzanita species, Arctostaphylos nummularia and the not as drought tolerant Arctostaphylos uva-ursi. Emerald Carpet has the best of both parents, making a thick and luscious evergreen ground cover while being very drought tolerant and disease resistant. Makes a great lawn substitute if it’s an area you don’t frequently walk on.
Latin Name: Arctostaphylos nummularia x uva-ursi
Site and Soil: Well draining unamended soils in full to part sun
Hardiness: Hardy to about 0 F.
Size at Maturity: 12″ high by 6′ wide
Bloom Time: Late winter into spring
Pests & Diseases: None that we have observed
USDA Zone: 7