Arctostaphylos edmundsii Big Sur

Little sur manzanita 'Big Sur'

Plant Type: Shrub
Sun: Partial Shade, Sun
Drainage: Well-draining
Water: Naturalize, Occasional
Height X Width: 3' X 5'
Santa Clara County Local: No
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This is a selection of the little sur manzanita, endemic to northwestern Monterey County. It is presumably named for its mature size, which is larger than the typical species by a foot or so. Its form is rounded and open, revealing attractive cinnamon bark on tortuous branches. ‘Big Sur’ manzanita may be pruned up in the summer to emphasize the attractive structure of the branches. Winter finds this manzanita covered with white flowers with perhaps a blush of pink. ‘Big Sur’ manzanita is remarkably adaptable for a manzanita and is a fine specimen plant for a small garden.


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