Drought Devils - ARCT VIRIDISSIMA WHITE CLOUD
ARCT VIRIDISSIMA WHITE CLOUD
Arctostaphylos viridissima 'White Cloud'
White Cloud Manzanita, White Hair Manzanita
A woody evergreen shrub with an upright, treelike form. Branches are furry and stems are covered in white hairs. Broad, gray-green leaves are rounded to egg-shaped. Clusters of white, drooping, urn-shaped flowers are beneficial to many bird species. The berries are edible. Native to California. Tolerates serpentine and clay soils.
USDA zones: 8 - 10
Sunset zones: 4 - 5, 7 - 9, 16 - 22
Mature size: 5 - 6 feet high and wide
Light needs: full sun to partial shade
Water needs: little to moderate water