Arctostaphylos La Panza

'La Panza' Manzanita

Plant Type: Shrub
Sun: Sun
Drainage: Medium, Well-draining
Water: Naturalize, Occasional
Height X Width: 4' X 6'
Santa Clara County Local: No
What do these mean?



This manzanita is thought to be a hybrid between Arctostaphylos silvicola and A. bakeri. It is one of many exceptional plants introduced by Las Pilitas Nursery in Santa Margarita, CA. ‘La Panza’ manzanita grows as a fairly dense shrub with silver-gray leaves. The bark is dark red, leaning toward the purple bark of A. bakeri. The winter flowers are paper white. It fills a rather large gap among manzanitas: a short shrub that tolerates hot interior conditions. Maturing to a tidy four foot ball, ‘La Panza’ is a great choice for a centerpiece manzanita in a small garden, or in the foreground of taller, darker colored shrubs.


Deer Resistant: Somewhat
Attractive to Bees: Yes
Attractive to Butterflies: Yes
Good Under Oaks: No
Evergreen or Deciduous: Evergreen