Arctostaphylos 'Sunset' (Manzanita) - Forms a dense, mounding shrub to 5 to 8 feet tall by as wide or slightly wider with shiny green leaves that are bright copper when young and has new stems covered with fine white hairs. Mature bark is light brown with age but sheds to reveal new honey-brown-colored bark. The attractive pinkish-white flowers appear in short clusters early spring. Plant in full sun to light shade and give little to occasional irrigation. Hardy to around 5 degrees F. This manzanita has proven to be a durable long-lived shrub that can be planted in a wide range of conditions. Unlike many other shrubby cultivars, it has shredding brown bark that is mostly hidden beneath the dense foliage.
From CALIFORNIA NATIVES