Botanical Name: Arctostaphylos uva-ursi 'Radiant'
Common Name: Radiant Manzanita  
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California Native Plant
  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Ground cover


Height Range

Under 1'


Flower Color



Flower Season



Leaf Color



Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season

Winter, Spring


Full, Half





Growth Rate

Fast, Moderate


Soil Type

Sandy, Loam


Soil Condition



Soil pH

Acid, Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Meadow, Mediterranean, Ranch, Seascape, Spanish, Woodland


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers, Specimen, Unusual Foliage


Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Entry, Lawn, Parking Strip, Patio, Park, Parking Lot, Raised Planter, Roadside, Swimming Pool, Walkways, With Rocks


Special Uses

Cascade, Container, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Lawn Substitute, Naturalizing


Attracts Wildlife

Birds, Hummingbirds

Information by: GardenSoft
  • Description

  • Notes

This beautiful ground cover quickly reaches 6" tall and 6' wide in coastal areas, slower growing in warmer regions. This plant has evergreen, rounded, leathery, green leaves. Pink flowers boom in winter, attracting hummingbirds. After bloom period, bright red berries appear, attracting birds. This plant tolerates full sun in coastal areas but needs afternoon shade in warm inland valleys. It prefers sandy well draining soil but will tolerate clay as long as drainage is good. Minimum watering.
Planting Instructions: 1. Dig a hole 2 times the width and 1 and 1/2 times the height of the container. 2. Set rootball at ground level. 3. Prepare soil mix of equal parts soil and soil amendment. 4. Backfill with amended soil. 5. Build Basin and water.