Arctostaphylos
‘Emerald Carpet’

Thinking of ditching the lawn? This CA native Manzanita hybrid is one of your best choices! Coveted for its super-dense, compact, ever-fresh-green foliage to 16” tall and 3-5’ across, you can also use it in rock gardens, hillside beds and wide parking strips. Small white bell-shaped flowers in early Spring attract bees and butterflies, and hummingbirds feed the small insects within the flowers to their babies. Not clay tolerant, it wants rich, well-draining soil, so sprinkle some compost around in Fall. Plant 30” apart. Though drought tolerant , water to establish and provide some Summer water (every two weeks in hottest areas) for lush appearance. Deer resistant.


Sun(coast)/
Pt. Shade(inland) 
Low Water

Perennial Groundcover
USDA Zones 6-10a
drought tolerant