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Arctostaphylos pumila, Sandmat Manzanita
Arctostaphylos pumila, Sandmat Manzanita

Arctostaphylos pumila, Sandmat Manzanita

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Sandmat Manzanita

A California Native endemic to Monterey.  It is a shrub that reaches up to five feet tall and wide.  Pink flowers bloom in the winter and spring.  

It is best to prune in the time when they are flowering to early summer.  Each flower cluster terminates the growth of a shoot causing an irregular twiggy branching habit.  It is not recommended to prune manzanitas during cool, wet winter months, this encourages fungal pathogens to spread.  You can edge in late spring or early summer.

Plant with: 

 Silver Beachweed (Ambrosia chamissonis), Beach Sage (Artemisia pycnocephala), Morningglory (Calystegia species), Beach Evening Primrose (Camissoniopsis cheiranthifolia), Seaside Daisy (Erigeron species), Lupine (Lupinus species), Hummingbird Sage (Salvia spathacea), Penstemon species

- Full sun to part shade

- Clay soil

- Attracts birds, bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies

- Native to California