Arctostaphylos edmundsii 'Bert Johnson'

Common Name:
Little Sur manzanita
Plant Type:
Evergreen shrub
Ericaceae (The Heath Family)
Geographic Origin:
California Native?:
Plant Size:
6-12 inches high,6 feet wide
Landscape/Garden Uses:
ground cover
Flowering Season:
Winter and spring
Flower Color:
Full sun
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Occasional to little watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 15 degrees F. or less
'Bert Johnson' is a selection of this typically matting species from the central California coast, introduced by the Tilden Botanical Garden. It makes almost perfectly flat mats unless overcrowded. The stems are crowded with small greyish green leaves, bronze in new growth. The small flowers are white with a slight pink tinge. Sun, well drained soil, occasional to little supplemental watering once established.