Arctostaphylos andersonii

Heartleaf manzanita

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree
Sun: Partial Shade, Sun
Drainage: Medium, Well-draining
Water: Naturalize, Occasional
Height X Width: 10' X 8'
Santa Clara County Local: Yes
What do these mean?



The Santa Cruz manzanita occurs in one of several locations in California with exceptional diversity of manzanita species. These sites are characterized by substantial coastal influence. Within its range, the Santa Cruz manzanita grows in chaparral and in openings among mixed deciduous and redwood forests. Its form is open and rounded, with large auriculate leaves, cinnamon bark and white to pink-tinged flowers. As in its natural setting, it grows well in partial shade. This setting is recommended for inland sites. The Santa Cruz manzanita grows quite large and may be considered as a striking alternative to the commonly planted ‘Dr. Hurd’ manzanita.


Deer Resistant: Somewhat
Attractive to Bees: Yes
Attractive to Butterflies: Yes
Good Under Oaks: Yes
Evergreen or Deciduous: Evergreen