A unique and stunning manzanita, Whiteleaf Manzanita is one of the few larger growing Arctostaphylos species that is native to Oregon and also stretches far into California. Beloved for its bright whitish-blue leaves and pink late winter flowers. It is not often seen in cultivation or planted outside of its native range as they are nearly impossible to root so must be grown from seed. Expect black spots on the leaves of your young plants as they detest being in pots with any overhead water. They’ll outgrow this once planted in native soil in bright conditions with good air flow. One of our most unique native plants!
Latin Name: Arctostaphylos viscida
Site and Soil: Well draining unamended soils in full to part sun
Hardiness: Hardy to about 0 F.
Size at Maturity: 6-10′ tall by 4-8′ wide
Bloom Time: Late winter into spring
Pests & Diseases: None that we have observed, black spots on the leaves are common but are not detrimental to the health of the plant
USDA Zone: 7b