Grasses, Perennials, Shrubs and Trees

Arctostaphylos “Dr. Hurd”

Evergreen shrub

Fast growing, tree-like, upright with open canopy. Classic dark red bark. Late winter clusters of white blooms. Spring berries. Perfect focal point for a garden, or along a dry creek bed

Arctostaphylos “Emerald Carpet”

Evergreen shrub

Very compact hybrid manzanita, dense with small glossy deep green leaves that nearly hide the attractive cinnamon red stems with exfoliating bark. Small white flowers in mid-winter.

Arctostaphylos “Ghostly”

A. silvicola “Ghostly”

Evergreen shrub
Grey leaves with deep red bark. Pure white flowers. Prefers to be dry in summer, can handle lots of rain/water in winter.

Arctostaphylos “Green Supreme”

Evergreen Groundcover/Shrub

Dense, fast growing Manzanita with glossy green leaves. May produce small white flowers in mid-winter. Prefers good drainage but tolerates a wide range of soils. Very disease resistant.

Arctostaphylos “Hood Mountain”

Evergreen Shrub

Small tree with greyish leaves and purplish cinammon bark.  Clusters of white bell-shaped flowers appear in late winter.

Arctostaphylos “Howard McMinn”

A. densiflora “Howard McMinn”
Evergreen shrub

Large evergreen mounding shrub with clusters of small flowers, white to light pink, in winter through spring. Berries are favored by native birds. Dark red trunk.

Arctostaphylos “John Dourley”

Evergreen shrub

New growth comes in bronzy green, then fades to grey green. Small, light pink bell-shaped flowers in spring, colorful berries in fall. Drought tolerant but does well with occasional irrigation.

Arctostaphylos “Lester Rountree”

A. pajaroensis “Lester Rountree”
Evergreen shrub

Sturdy trunked small tree/shrub w/smooth, purplish bark, gray leaves & clusters of tiny, urn-shaped flowers, white flushed pink, in early spring.

Arctostaphylos “Louis Edmonds”

A. bakeri “Louis Edmonds”
Evergreen shrub

A magnificent plant, great as a focal point. Unique greyish-green leaves. Deep pink flowers turn into vibrant, bird-attracting, berries.

Arctostaphylos “Paradise”

A. pajaroensis “Paradise”
Evergreen shrub

Large clusters of flowers of a lovely shade of pink in winter. Older foliage is blue-green and the newest growth is bronze red. Should be able to tolerate some summer water.

Arctostaphylos “Pt. Reyes”

Evergreen shrub

Low growing manzanita, compact form. Grey-green leaves with a rosy tinge and pink flowers Spring into Summer. Great for hillsides.

Arctostaphylos “Rosy Dawn”

A. edmundsii “Rosy Dawn”
Evergreen shrub

Low grower, compact form. Grey-green leaves with a rosy tinge and pink flowers. Great for hillsides.

Arctostaphylos “Sentinel”

A. densiflora “Sentinel”
Evergreen shrub

Great quantities of pink and white flowers in early spring. Soft greyish leaves. Clay soil tolerant. Attracts hummingbirds and native butterflies.

Arctostaphylos “St. Helena”

Evergreen Tree

Large with red twisting trunk/branches. Small pink flowers in late winter are followed by small red berries in spring. Keep dry in summer once established.

Arctostaphylos “Sunset”

A. pajaroensis x A. hookeri
Evergreen shrub

Medium compact mounding shrub. Dense with grey-green leaves and pink flowers spring into summer.

Arctostaphylos “Tom’s Point”

Evergreen shrub

Very compact, dense plant with small glossy deep-green leaves that nearly hide the attractive red stems with exfoliating bark. Small white flowers with pink tinge early spring. Large berry red fruit.

Arctostaphylos “Vandenberg”

A. rudis “Vandenberg”
Evergreen shrub

Dense foliage forms a deep green garden backdrop, or perfect as a hedge. Clusters of small pink flowers in spring.

Arctostaphylos “Wavelength”

Evergreen shrub

Low shrub, spreads wide, stays dense, with small grey/green leaves and white flowers in winter through spring.

Arctostaphylos “Wayside”

A. hookeri “Wayside”
Evergreen shrub

Low shrub, spreads wide, stays dense, with bright green leaves and white flowers in winter through spring.

Arctostaphylos bakeri

Evergreen Tree

From Sonoma County where it is endangered in the wild. A magnificent plant, great as a focal point. Crooked red-barked trunk, unique greyish-green leaves. Deep pink flowers turn into vibrant, bird-attracting, berries. Can handle poor soils.

Arctostaphylos morroensis

Evergreen shrub

Endangered in its native range in Southern California, it grows well in coastal gardens throughout the state. Lavender flowers with red berries.

Arctostaphylos refugioensis

Evergreen Tree

Native to California’s Central Coast. Upright form, relatively fast-growing (for a Manzanita). Dense with reddish-green leaves and white flowers spring into summer. Tolerates heavy clay soils.

Arctostaphylos rudis

Evergreen shrub

Dense foliage forms a deep green garden backdrop, or perfect as a hedge. Clusters of small pink flowers in spring.

Arctostaphylos viscida

Evergreen shrub

This species is characterized by sticky grey-green foliage, white flowers and smooth red bark. Edible berries.

Armeria “Alba”

A. maritima “Alba”
Groundcover Perennial

Prefers coastal, sunny location or partial sun inland, but can handle most conditions. Fully drought-tolerant only at coast. White pom-poms will reach up to 12″. Can handle sandy soils or clay.