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PlantFiles: Manzanita
Arctostaphylos 'Sunset'

Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Arctostaphylos (ark-toh-STAF-ih-los) (Info)
Cultivar: Sunset

One member has or wants this plant for trade.


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive lehua_mc On Jan 12, 2011, lehua_mc from Portland, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

I purchased this plant last spring from Xera Plants, and now in the grips of a messy winter with saturated frozen ground and heavy rain, this manzanita is as stoic as ever. The tag promises "4' tall and up to 6' wide in 5 years". So far, this new addition has remained small but lovely with sunset tints.

Neutral palmbob On Mar 12, 2009, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

this is a hybrid of Arctostaphylos hookier x pajaroensis


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Yorba Linda, California
Portland, Oregon

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