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Pacific Mist Manzanita
Arctostaphylos 'Pacific Mist'
  
About Pacific Mist Manzanita (Arctostaphylos 'Pacific Mist') 24 Nurseries Carry This Plant Hybrid of undetermined manzanita species, possibly including Arctostaphylos silvicola. "This is a spreading ground-cover manzanita with gray-green leaves. Ideal for coastal gardens especially thriving in the beach sand. It will also tolerate heavier soils. It is fast growing and will tolerate dry shade which is unusual for manzanitas. However, it does need pruning at least twice a year to keep it in check. Pacific Mist produces white flowers in late winter, followed by berries that are attractive to birds. You'll enjoy this planted over a retaining wall, or in a container.

Hybrid, A. Silvicola x ?; origin = volunteer seedling (19 ) in hybrid manzanita area; introduced by Rancho santa Ana Botanic Garden 1981."
Tolerates almost any soil type. Prefers sun in coastal sites, and sun or part shade in inland sites. Selected for use in the garden. Introduced by Rancho santa Ana Botanic Garden. Speculated to be an A. Silvicola hybrid.
Thanks to Moosa Creek Nursery and the Theodore Payne Foundation for sharing information about this plant
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Shrub

Size
Size
1 - 2 ft tall
5 - 8 ft wide

Form
Form
prostrate

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
slow

Dormancy
Dormancy
Evergreen

Flower Color
Flower Color
White

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun, Part shade

Moisture
Moisture
Low, Moderate

Nurseries
Nurseries

Cold Tolerance
Cold Tolerance
15

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast, Medium, Slow

Soil Description
Soil Description
Tolerates a wide variety of soils

Common uses
Common uses
Hummingbird Gardens, Groundcovers

Site Characteristics

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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