Arctostaphylos manzanita 'Dr. Hurd'

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Arctostaphylos manzanita 'Dr. Hurd'
Arctostaphylos manzanita 'Dr. Hurd'

Botanical Name: Arctostaphylos manzanita 'Dr. Hurd'
Common Name: Dr. Hurd Manzanita

Tree-like manzanita that tolerates regular garden care and heavy soils. Grey green leaves and mahogany bark are hallmarks of this specimen manzanita. Stunning alternative to Bigberry manzanita (A. glauca). Flowers attract hummingbirds.

Plant Family: Ericaceae
Plant Type: Multi-trunked, tree-like
Height by Width: 15' H x 10' W
Growth Habit: Multi-trunked, tree-like
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Slow
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 0-15 degrees F
Flower Season: Winter/Spring
Flower Color: White
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Selected for the garden by Saratoga Horticultural Foundation
Natural Habitat: Slopes, chaparral, rocky soils, woodland, forest

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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.