Grey Leaf Sandmat Manzanita
An excellent species native to the sandy chaparral and oak woodland surrounding Monterey Bay just north of Carmel, this grey leaf form of sandmat manzanita was widely distributed after being planted at the North Willamette Research Station’s manzanita trial and has proven adaptable to garden conditions even outside of sandy soils. Likely tolerant of a bit of summer water since it grows so near the coast, but we typically give it zero irrigation after establishment here in Portland.
Latin Name: Arctostaphylos pumila
Site and Soil: Full sun and very well-drained soil.
Hardiness: Hardy to about 0° F.
Size at Maturity: 3-4 ft in height and about as wide
Bloom Time: Late winter
Pests & Diseases: No pests or diseases that we’ve seen on our plants here in Portland
USDA Zone: 7b