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Products > Arctostaphylos densiflora 'White Lanterns'
Arctostaphylos densiflora 'White Lanterns' - White Lantern Manzanita

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Ericaceae (Heaths, Heathers)
Origin: California (U.S.A.)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Winter
Parentage: (Arctostaphylos densiflora selection)
Height: 4-8 feet
Width: 8-12 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 0-10 F
Arctostaphylos densiflora 'White Lanterns' (White Lantern Manzanita) - A very dense shrub to 5-7 ft tall by 8-12 ft wide with small elliptical medium-green leaves and white flowers that are tinged pink and are borne in profusion in late winter. Plant in full sun to part shade. Irrigate initially but it is eventually drought tolerant in Southern California. Hardy to 0-10 F. This plant is a beautiful winter-blooming shrub with flowers contrasting well with the dark mahogany bark. It is similar to 'Howard McMinn' but more dense and fine textured and is a great choice as a specimen plant or for mass planting in sun or part shade. A Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Introduction from a volunteer plant selected in the garden by legendary horticulturist Dara Emery. It has been more lately identified as a selection of Arctostaphylos densiflora. Nevin Smith of Suncrest nurseries has noted that this plant is exceptionally resistant to disease. Our thanks to Santa Barbra Botanic Garden horticulturist Carol Bornstein for bringing our attention to this very fine cultivar.  The information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens that we have observed it in. We also will incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that might aid others in growing Arctostaphylos 'White Lanterns'.