Dr. Hurd Manzanita Tree
10’ - 15’ X 10’ - 15’
White with Pink
Glossy Green Leaves Turning Bronzy-Red in the Fall
Adverse Growth Factors
Description and Cultural Plant Tips
There are more than 40 species of Arctostaphylos native to
All require excellent drainage. Do not over fertilize or over-water especially in clay soils.
Master Gardener Comments
This plant is known for its reddish-brown bark and interesting shapes of the trunk and branches.
Arctostaphlos is of the family Ericaceae. Plants in this family are highly mycorrhizal (associated with symbiotic fungi.) This allows them to survive in harsh environments however it makes them very susceptible to over-watering and fertilizing. The larger forms will grow for over 100 years.
Densiflora, ‘Vine Hill’ is an upright shrub 3’ X 6’
Edmundsii’, Little Sur’ 6’ - 12’ X 4’ - 6’ prefers coastal conditions, some shade and occasional water.
There are more than 40 species in