San Bruno Mountain Manzanita
This lovely ground cover is actually a hybrid between the San Bruno Mountain Manzanita (A. imbricata) and kinnikinnick (A. uva-ursi) and forms an excellent dense, evergreen mat that grows about a foot tall and spreads 4-6 feet wide. Stems are hairy and leaves are quite large for a low growing manzanita. A fantastic ground cover for dry areas, but can also handle a good bit of summer water thanks to its uva-ursi blood.
Latin Name: Arctostaphylos uva-ursi x imbricata
Site and Soil: Well draining unamended soils in full to part sun
Hardiness: Hardy to about 0 F.
Size at Maturity: 1′ tall by 4-6′ wide
Bloom Time: Late winter into spring
Pests & Diseases: None that we have observed
USDA Zone: 7b