Arctostaphylos 'Emerald Carpet' (groundcover manzanita)
A low-growing shrub 10 to 16 inches tall and spreading to 3-6 feet wide. It is a very compact and dense plant with small glossy deep green leaves that nearly hide the attractive cinnamon red stems with exfoliating bark. Small white flowers appear in mid-winter through spring and are followed by red fruit - flowering is somewhat sparse on this cultivar but its attractive form and foliage makes up for this.
-Full sun,partial shade
-Water 1-3 times a week
-Rich, slightly acid and loamy well-draining soil
-Requires occasional irrigation
-Hardy to 20 degrees
- Native to California