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Arctostaphylos manzanita 'Byrd Hill'

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Botanical Name: Arctostaphylos manzanita 'Byrd Hill'
Common Name: Byrd Hill Manzanita

A more compact version of the A. manzanita with a nice sculpted form. Very drought tolerant. Versatile and distinguished. Excellent for wildlife. Absolutely no summer water once established.

Plant Family: Ericaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 8-10' H x 8' W
Growth Habit: Open, multi-branching
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Slow
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Winter/Spring
Flower Color: White
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Selected for the garden (Napa County)
Natural Habitat: Chaparral

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Other Names
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
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