Botanical Name: Arctostaphylos 'Pacific Mist'
Common Name: Pacific Mist Manzanita  
Plant photo of: Arctostaphylos 'Pacific Mist'
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Water Saving Tip:

As the weather gets hotter avoid the temptation to increase run times.

Instead, schedule more start times with one to two hours in between to allow the water from the previous session to soak in before watering again.

California Native Plant
  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Shrub, Ground cover


Height Range



Flower Color

Pink, White


Flower Season



Leaf Color

Blue Green, Grey Green


Bark Color

Brown, Red


Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half





Growth Rate

Fast, Slow


Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Well-drained, Dry


Soil pH



Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Mediterranean, Spanish, Wild Garden


Accenting Features

Unusual Foliage, Unusual Shape


Seasonal Interest



Location Uses

Parking Strip, Park, Roadside, With Rocks


Special Uses

Cascade, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Lawn Substitute


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Jerry Sortomme Editor
Photographer: El Nativo Growers, Inc.
  • Description

  • Notes

This is a native ground cover that grows 2-3 ft. high and spreads 4-6 ft. It has a blue/gray/green leaves and pale pink flowers that bloom in the winter.
Planting: 1. Dig a hole 1" less the depth and 2 times the width of the container. 2. Fill hole with water, let soak. 3. Set root ball in hole. 4. Fill hole halway with native soil and water. 5. Finish backfilling hole, build basin and water.