Arctostaphylos Pacific Mist

'Pacific Mist' Manzanita

Plant Type: Shrub
Sun: Partial Shade, Sun
Drainage: Medium, Well-draining
Water: Occasional
Height X Width: 2' X 10'
Santa Clara County Local: No
What do these mean?



‘Pacifi Mist’ is one of the most popular low-growing groundcover manzanita’s. It spreads rapidly as a dense mound of gray-green leaves and is tolerant of some summer water and full sun in hot inland areas. At Rancho Santa Ana, where this hybrid manzanita was discovered, summer temperatures often exceed 100F. ‘Pacific Mist’ also tolerates a little shade, though the structure will be more open and “loose.” Unlike many manzanitas, ‘Pacific Mist’ is planted for its mass effect rather than its structure, flower or fruit. It is an excellent native alternative for junipers and star jasmine. Tip pruning a young plant will encourage a dense structure.


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