Theodore Payne California Native Plant Database

Arctostaphylos auriculata 'Diablo Blush'

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Botanical Name: Arctostaphylos auriculata 'Diablo Blush'
Common Name: 'Diablo Blush' Manzanita selection

Soft grey-green foliage and pink flowers in spring.

Plant Family: Ericaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 5-6' H x 5-6' W
Growth Habit: Upright, multi-branched
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Slow
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 25 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Pink
Distribution: Selected from species in eastern San Francisco Bay Area - Mount Diablo
Natural Habitat: Sandstone, Chaparral. Elevation: 400'-2000'

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Care and Maintenance
  • With proper placement, manzanitas require little maintenance. Selectively prune to remove dead branches or to reveal structure. Avoid unnecessary pruning. Manzanitas are prone to branch die-back, caused by a naturally occurring fungal pathogen. When removing dead branches, sterilize pruning shears with alcohol between cuts to prevent the spread of the disease.

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