Arctostaphylos bakeri

‘Louis Edmonds’

6’

4’

Artistic form, striking mahogany stems and bark. silver grey leaves and pink flowers

Arctostaphylos bakeri

Very well adapted species for gardens, originating from populations

in the central California coastal regions. Generally tolerant of clay soils.

Manzanita

No other shrub is more symbolic of the Pacific Coast than Manzanita. From Canada to Mexico one species or many are native from the coast to the mountains. Picturesque bark and familiar flowers make them great transitional shrubs for cultivated borders to wild areas. In the Pacific Northwest they are a great understory echo to Madrone.

See Shrubs A for more in-depth descriptions.

Arctostaphylos den.

‘Harmony’

Arctostaphylos den.

‘Howard McMinn’

Arctostaphylos den.

‘Sentinel’

Arctostaphylos densiflora

This species is naturally adapted to wet winters and summer drought. An excellent group for Pacific Northwest gardens. A. densiflora is native to California, with the most concentrated range in the Sonoma County area.

5’

7’

4’

5’

6’

6’

Strong upright form with great bark and pink flowers

Great garden tolerance,

nice stems, handsome form.

A classic favorite.

Sinuous branching, downy foliage with striking bark and pink flowers

6’

Arctostaphylos paj.

‘Warren Roberts’

Arctostaphylos pajaroensis

Native to the central California coast. A very garden tolerant species that is the parent of a number of choice hybrids. Very handsome, low maintenance shrub for  water efficient gardens in the Pacific Northwest. Striking red-orange new growth is a hallmark feature of the species.

7’

6’

Graceful, yet strikingly sculptural with brilliant red tipped new growth and white flowers

Arctostaphylos

‘Pacific Mist’

Arctostaphylos x

‘John Dourley’

Arctostaphylos c. sonomaensisis

Arctostaphylos rudis

Arctostaphylos x

‘Sunset’

3’

4’

4’

6’

Arctostaphylos rudis

A handsome species with a limited range on the south central California coast. A distinctive compact variety that has proven its garden tolerance.

5’

5’

3’

3’

Arctostaphylos

‘Greensphere’

2’

6’

2’

2’

A. x ‘John Dourley’ was selected from hybridization  of A. pajaroensis and A. bakeri

A. x ‘Sunset’ is a selection of a cross between  A. pajaroensis and A. hookeri

One of the best for the Pacific Northwest, and one of our favorites!

Classic manzanita of the West with exceptional garden adaptability, brilliant orange new growth

Moderate growing with a neat form, great bark, gray foliage and white flowers

Tight, compact form with a heavy set of showy fruit and white flowers

Low spreading form with a mist of silver leaves,

white flowers

Compact and ever so cute with a profusion of flowers and fruit

A. ‘Pacific Mist’ is a hybrid of unknown origin

Arctostaphylos x

‘Austin Griffiths’

Arctostaphylos manzanita

One of the most wide spread California species, ranging from the northern interior to the transverse regions of the south. Commonly reaches small tree status. Clay tolerant on slopes. Excellent choice for the Pacific Northwest.

12’

8’

A. x ‘Austin Griffiths’ is a selection of a cross between

A. manzanita ‘Dr. Hurd’ and A. densiflora ‘Sentinel’

Vigorous arboreal type, great form and bark, pink flowers

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