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Emerald Carpet Manzanita

Arctostaphylos 'Emerald Carpet'
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POS ID: 101545
This is a compact shrub with dense, shiny, green foliage. In mid winter, small white flowers appear, which are then replaced by tiny red fruit in the spring. A perfect ground cover for dry gardens.
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Container Size:
1 gallon
 
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Quick Facts

  • Easy care
  • Tolerates heavier soils and summer water better than most Arctostaphylos
  • Drought tolerant once established

Details

This is a compact shrub with dense, shiny, green foliage. In mid winter, small white flowers appear, which are then replaced by tiny red fruit in the spring. A perfect ground cover for dry gardens.

Weight: 5 lbs

Container Size: 1 gallon

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About This Plant

Type

Shrubs

Leaf Color

Green

Flowering

Flowering

Mature Height

Up to 16 inches

Mature Width

Up to 70 inches

Landscape Uses

Flowering, Groundcover, Bears Fruit

Features

Attracts Bees, drought tolerant

Seasonality

Leaf Lifespan

Evergreen

Leaf Time of Year

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Life Cycle

Perennial

Bloom Time

Winter, Spring

Bloom Color

White

Plant Care Tips

Planting Instructions
Best planted in fall. If soil in container is dry, water plants prior to planting. Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Mix fertilizer or compost into the soil and return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Keep new plants well-watered the first summer, checking for water needs daily or every other day. Covering the root ball and area around the plant with 1-3 inches of mulch will help keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Keep mulch from touching tree trunks and plant stems.
General Care Description
Established plants need little to no water or maintenance, avoid watering during heatwaves to reduce risk of phytophthora infection

Effort of Care

Low

Soil Type

Well-drained, Loam, Sand, Acidic

Growth Rate

Moderate

Light Needs

This plant thrives in Full Sun near coast, benefits from Partial Shade in hotter areas.

Water Needs

Adapted to dry summer climates

Disease and Pests

Phytophthora, deer-resistant

USDA Hardiness Zone

7

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