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Arctostaphylos manzanita

Classification

Order: Ericales
   Family: Ericaceae
            Genus: Arctostaphylos
                        Specie: Arctostaphylos manzanita

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 15 ft (4.5 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained lime-free soil in a sunny position

Features: Oval green to gray-green leaves; racemes of dark pink flowers in early spring

Uses: Containers Shrub borders Dry gardens Foliage contrast

Zones: 8-10

Description: This species from California reaches 15 ft (4.5 m) in height and has dark red to brown peeling bark, the new bark being a fresher red in color. It often forms a dense thicket and its oval, green to gray-green leathery leaves, 2 in (5 cm) long, are hairy o

Growth Habit: Dense habit

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