Arctostaphylos ‘Sunset’

Sunset Manzanita

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Shrubs

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Large

Mature Height & Spread: 5-8' tall and wide

Natural Growth Habit: Mounding

Native To: Hybrid

Exposure: Full Sun

Water: Medium Water, Low Water

Flower Color: Pink / White

Special Features: Attractive Bark / Attracts Birds/Butterflies

Container Sizes: #3

Sunset Garden Zones: 6-9, 14-24

A Bit More

Introduced in 1976 by the Saratoga Horticultural Foundation to celebrate Sunset Magazine’s 75th anniversary, the Sunset Manzanita is a staple foundation plant in the west. This native shrub is densely covered in glossy leaves that are red when new and mature to a medium green. In the spring, umbels of white-pink blooms attract hummingbirds and other pollinators, and the berries attract other wildlife. Underneath the thick foliage are dark, reddish-brown branches with attractive, peeling bark. ‘Sunset’ grows 3’ tall and twice as wide, a terrific size for foundation plantings or large scale ground cover. And, yes, it takes to pruning and hedging like a champ! Cold hardy to 0° F, Sunset Manzanita is deer resistant and tolerates sand and clay soil. For best results plant Arctostaphylos ‘Sunset’ in full sun and well-drained soil.

A Bit More

Introduced in 1976 by the Saratoga Horticultural Foundation to celebrate Sunset Magazine’s 75th anniversary, the Sunset Manzanita is a staple foundation plant in the west. This native shrub is densely covered in glossy leaves that are red when new and mature to a medium green. In the spring, umbels of white-pink blooms attract hummingbirds and other pollinators, and the berries attract other wildlife. Underneath the thick foliage are dark, reddish-brown branches with attractive, peeling bark. ‘Sunset’ grows 3’ tall and twice as wide, a terrific size for foundation plantings or large scale ground cover. And, yes, it takes to pruning and hedging like a champ! Cold hardy to 0° F, Sunset Manzanita is deer resistant and tolerates sand and clay soil. For best results plant Arctostaphylos ‘Sunset’ in full sun and well-drained soil.