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Arctostaphylos hookeri 'Mills'

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Species Name: Arctostaphylos hookeri 'Mills'
Common Name: Mills Hooker's Manzanita

Small pointed leaves distinguish this manzanita.

Plant Family: Ericaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 2'H x
Growth Habit: Low
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Occasional
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Pink
Natural Habitat:

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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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