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Arctostaphylos bakeri 'November Blush'

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Species Name: Arctostaphylos bakeri 'November Blush'
Common Name: November Blush Manzanita

This manzanita has an upright form, beautiful purple-mahogany bark and clusters of showy pink flowers in late winter. It prefers good drainage, but tolerates heavier soils. Flowers attract hummingbirds.

Plant Family: Ericaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 6-8' H x 6-8' W
Growth Habit: Upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Slow
Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Dorught-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Winter/Spring
Flower Color: Pink
Endangered?:
Distribution: Selected for the garden
Natural Habitat: Selected for the garden

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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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