|Montara Manzanita (Arctostaphylos montaraensis)|
This is one of my favorite manzanitas because (a) it's local and (b) the bright green clasping green leaves are striking to me. I wanted to grow this shrub in my garden but it's almost impossible to find at native nurseries. A few years back my sister picked me up a one gallon plant from Central Coast Wilds in Santa Cruz. It lived in a wine barrel for a couple years, happily, and then was transplanted into the front yard this past Fall. I'm curious to see how it fares away from the coast in loamy/clay soil.