Arctostaphylos White Lanterns

'White Lanterns' Manzanita

Plant Type: Shrub
Sun: Partial Shade, Sun
Drainage: Medium, Well-draining
Water: Occasional
Height X Width: 5' X 7'
Santa Clara County Local: No
What do these mean?



This is one of the many plants discovered and introduced by Dara Emery of the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. It was a chance seedling in the garden. ‘White Lanterns’ is thought to be closely related to the Vine Hill manzanita, Arctostaphylos densiflora. It grows slowly as a wide mound of densely spaced leaves over mahogany bark. The white blooms cover the plant in winter - nearly obscuring the foliage in a mature specimen. It is quite adaptable to a variety of growing conditions and will thrive with little or no supplemental water once established.


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