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Manzanita 'Emerald Carpet'


A prostrate groundcover, 'Emerald Carpet' is a naturally occurring hybrid of A. uva-ursi and A. nummularia that performs best in acidic soils. This dense plant forms tight mounds of shiny dark green leaves on reddish stems. Small white flowers appear in late winter or early spring. Full sun in coastal areas, partial shade inland.

Arctostaphylos 'Emerald Carpet'

Fruit Characteristics

Fruit type : Berry

Fruit color : Red

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf texture : Shiny

Leaf length : 1/2"

Leaf shape : Rounded, oval

Leaf color : Dark green

Flower Characteristics

Flower shape : Urn-shaped

Flower color : White

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 5 ft.

Average size maturity height : 1/2 - 1-1/2 ft.

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 0 to 5 F (Z7a)

Sunset zone : 6-9, 14-24

Water requirements : Moderate

Light exposure : Partial Sun

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes

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