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Arctostaphylos bakeri 'Louis Edmunds'

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Arctostaphylos bakeri 'Louis Edmunds'
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Arctostaphylos bakeri 'Louis Edmunds'
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Arctostaphylos bakeri 'Louis Edmunds'

Botanical Name: Arctostaphylos bakeri 'Louis Edmunds'
Common Name: Louis Edmunds Manzanita

Highly recommended as specimen. Beautiful, purplish brown bark. Tolerates garden water. Flowers attract hummingbirds. Can be shaped into a small tree form.

Plant Family: Ericaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 6-8' H x 6' W
Growth Habit: Upright shrub
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Slow
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Winter
Flower Color: Pink
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Selected for use in the garden by Saratoga Horticultural Foundation.
Natural Habitat: Slopes, bluffs, hills, canyons. This is a selection of species native to Sonoma County area

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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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References
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
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