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Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Austin Griffiths'

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Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Austin Griffiths'
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Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Austin Griffiths'
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Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Austin Griffiths'
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Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Austin Griffiths'

Botanical Name: Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Austin Griffiths'
Common Name: Austin Griffiths Manzanita

One of the earliest blooming manzanitas. Striking as informal hedge. Highly recommended as specimen. Cherry-red bark with large clusters of pink flowers that attract hummingbirds.

Plant Family: Ericaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 10' H x 6' W
Growth Habit: Upright, multi-branched
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
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: Light pink-white
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Selected for use in the garden; A. densiflora x manzanita hybrid; introduced by Native Sons
Natural Habitat: Slopes, chaparral, rocky soils, woodland, forest

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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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