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Arctostaphylos edmundsii 'Rosy Dawn'

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Botanical Name: Arctostaphylos edmundsii 'Rosy Dawn'
Common Name: Rosy Dawn Manzanita

This low-growing groundcover has foliage with a beautiful reddish tinge. Pink flowers appear in winter or early spring. Suitable under oaks or pines. Best on coast. Give supplemental water and protection from afternoon sun inland.

Plant Family: Ericaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 1' H x 8' W
Growth Habit: Groundcover
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Coast: full sun; Inland: part shade
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 10 degrees F
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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