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Arctostaphylos glauca 'Los Angeles'

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Botanical Name: Arctostaphylos glauca 'Los Angeles'
Common Name: Los Angeles Bigberry Manzanita

Original distribution in the Santa Monica Mountains. Beautiful tree-like habit with gorgeous red bark. Plant in a well-drained, dry area. Beautiful specimen and tough as nails. Edible fruit. Flowers attract hummingbirds.

Plant Family: Ericaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 12' H x 12' W
Growth Habit: Shrub or small tree
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Slow
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining, alkaline
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 10 degrees F
Flower Season: Winter/Spring
Flower Color: White/Pink
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Santa Monica Mountains near Mulholland & Kanan Dume Road
Natural Habitat: Rocky slopes, chaparral, woodland. Elevation: below 1400 meters.

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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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