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Arctostaphylos pajaroensis 'Paradise'

  • Common Name
    Paradise Manzanita
  • CA Native
    California Native
  • Plant Type
    Shrub
  • Size
    6' - 8' x 8' - 10'
  • Flower Color
    Pinkish-White
  • Bloom Time
    • Spring
  • Leaves
    Bronze Red to Blue-Green
  • Evergreen
    Evergreen
  • Deer Resistant
    Rarely Damaged
  • Wildlife Value
    • Attracts Beneficial Insects
    • Bees
    • Hummingbirds
  • Growth Rate
    Slow
  • Hardiness
    Hardy
  • Adverse Growth Factors
    None
  • Special Features
    • Erosion Control
    • Low Maintenance
    • Specimen
  • Water Use
    • Drought Tolerant
    • Low
  • Soil pH
    6.5-7.5 (neutral)
  • Exposure
    • Full Sun
  • Soil Type
    Not Particular
  • Drainage
    Well Drained
  • Description and Cultural Plant Tips

    Paradise Manzanita is dense, rounded, upright  evergreen shrub that has dark red bark, pale pinkish white flowers and bright bronze red new foliage. This beautiful red foliage turns a blue-green as it matures. It can be used as a hedge or on hot dry banks or as a specimen plant.

    Plant slightly above soil grade in well-drained soil.  Prefers full sun and needs no summer water once established. Prefers a pH of 6.0 - 7.0. Do not use overhead watering as this can lead to leaf and root fungal diseases.

    Prune yearly in late fall if you want a smaller, denser  shrub (3 ' tall.)

    This is a great plant for birds as it supplies both habitat and food in the form of fruit. Bees also enjoy the late winter blossoms.

    No serious pests or diseases as long as it is in well drained soil. In poorly drained soils may develop fungal diseases and root rot.

     

  • Master Gardener Comments

    This is a great plant for sunny, dry areas of your yard. The spring new red leaf color is a real show stopper.

  • Varietals

    A. pajaroensis 'Myrtle Wolf' - 4' - 5' tall