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Arctostaphylos manzanita

Common Manzanita

Commonly called Manzanita, which means "little apples" in Spanish, these ground covers, shrubs and small trees are often seen in the wild on the West Coast. Their dense clusters of drooping, urn-shaped, pink or white flowers develop into bright red, apple-shaped berries that attract birds. The mahogany-like bark twists and gnarls attractively. Low-maintenance and drought-tolerant, once established. Prefers well-drained, infertile, sandy soils, but tolerates heavy soils. Start from fall cuttings or plant small wild shrubs, as large specimens are difficult to transplant. Pinch to control growth.
Arctostaphylos manzanita, Common Manzanita
This tall shrub is one of the most adaptable of the Manzanitas, with red bark and interesting, crooked branching that make it ornamental in winter.

Attributes - Arctostaphylos manzanita

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

Bloom Season: Late Winter through Early Spring

Flower Color: Pink, White

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 6 ft. to 20 ft.

Width: 10 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates.

Related Plants

Arctostaphylos bakeri bakeri, Arctostaphylos pajaroensis, Arctostaphylos regis-montana, Arctostaphylos stanfordiana 'Palisades', Arctostaphylos stanfordiana bakeri 'Louis Edmonds', Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi 'Emerald Carpet', Arctostaphylos uva-ursi 'Vancouver Gold'
 
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