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
- Distribution: Selected for the 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.
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