Arctostaphylos uva-ursi 'Radiant', Radiant Bearberry Manzanita
Radiant Bearberry Manzanita
A California native prostrating manzanita. It can reach up to one foot tall and ten feet wide. White to pale pink flowers bloom in the winter through spring. This manzanita creates a mat ground cover that can spill over rocks, logs, and walls. This manzanita can be a nice lawn alternative. This manzanita can tolerate extra moisture. You can find this growing up the coast in Northern California under oaks and conifers.
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 in full sun to partial shade
- Grows best in sandy fast draining soil
- Water one to two times per summer once established
- Hardy up to 15 degrees
- Attracts bees, birds, and hummingbirds
- Drought tolerant
- California Native