Common Name: Little sur manzanita
Type: Evergreen shrub
Size: 3-6 in. high, to 12 feet wide.
Flowers: Tiny white to light pink globe-shaped flowers, spring, reddish brown fruit follows; small medium-green leaves.
Uses: Ground cover, coastal slopes, wind tolerant, near oak trees, in heat. Fire resistive.
Wildlife: Flowers, pollen, and fruit for birds, bees, butterflies. Deer resistant.
Soil: Must be well-drained. Prefers slightly acid soil, but tolerates poor soil as well.
Water: Low to medium. Periodic deep watering is best. Tolerates garden water.
Sun: Full sun or some shade.
Pruning: For light shaping only in early summer and fall. Do not prune in cool wet winter months. Good for bonsai.
Pests & Diseases: Manzanitas prone to branch die-back from naturally occurring fungal pathogen Sterilize pruning shears.
Notes: Grows along the coast in around Monterey, California in coastal sage scrub plant community. Many cultivars with showy flowers available. Hardy to 10° F.