Arctostaphylos edmundsii 'Bert Johnson'
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Botanical Name: Arctostaphylos edmundsii 'Bert Johnson'
Common Name: Bert Johnson Manzanita
- A dainty manzanita for the garden or rock garden. Has small dark green leaves and a densely mounding or cascading habit, making it a good choice for more formal gardens. New growth is bronze. Flowers attract hummingbirds.
- Plant Family: Ericaceae
- Plant Type: Groundcover
- Height by Width: 1' H x 4-6' W
- Growth Habit: Mounding ground cover
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
- Growth Rate: Slow
- Sun Exposure: Coast: full sun; Inland: part shade
- Soil Preference: Adaptable
- Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
- Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
- Flower Season: Winter/Spring
- Flower Color: White/Pink
- Endangered?: Not Listed
- Distribution: Introduced by Tilden Botanic Garden
- Natural Habitat: Selected for the garden
- 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.
- Other Names
- Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.