Arctostaphylos hookeri ssp. hookeri
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Species Name: Arctostaphylos hookeri ssp. hookeri
Common Name: San Francisco Hooker's Manzanita
- This is a lovely low-growing manzanita good for slopes. Branches root where they touch the ground.
- Plant Family: Ericaceae
- Plant Type: Shrub
- Height by Width: 3' H x 3-4' W
- Growth Habit: Low growing shrub
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
- Growth Rate: Slow
- Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
- Soil Preference: Well-draining
- Water Requirements: Occasional
- Cold Hardy to:
- Flower Season: Winter
- Flower Color: White-pink
- Natural Habitat:
- 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.
- From California Native Plants, Theodore Payne's 1941 catalog: Procumbent or low growing shrub, 1/2 to 2 feet high with small bright green, shining leaves. Plants grow 6 feet across making a splendid ground cover. Gallon cans, $1.00."
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