A rare endemic manzanita from one of the epicenters of manzanita diversity in San Luis Obispo County, only occurring in a few places in the wild, typically in very sandy places. Morro Manzanita has strikingly grey or silvery foliage, beautiful contorting branches and handsome shredding bark. Plant this one in only the most well-draining soils in full sun with no shade whatsoever. Certainly a bit more difficult to grow north of its native range so be sure to give it absolutely no summer water after its first year in the ground.
Latin Name: Arctostaphylos morroensis
Site and Soil: Well draining unamended soils in full to part sun
Hardiness: Hardy to about 0 F.
Size at Maturity:6′ high by 8′ wide
Bloom Time: Late winter into spring
Pests & Diseases: None that we have observed
USDA Zone: 7b