One of the most valuable ground cover manzanitas for our climates from a species that has produced a multitude of great selections. Wayside Manzanita has been grown for years and is incredibly tough and easy to grow. At the North Willamette Research station’s manzanita trial this cultivar performed better than nearly any other ground cover manzanita. Grows to 18-24 inches tall by around 6 feet wide.
Latin Name: Arctostaphylos hookeri
Site and Soil: Well draining unamended soils in full to part sun
Hardiness: Hardy to about 0 F.
Size at Maturity: 1.5-2′ tall by 4-6′ wide
Bloom Time: Late winter into spring
Pests & Diseases: None that we have observed
USDA Zone: 7b