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Arctostaphylos 'Sunset'
December, 2021
 
Sunset Manzanita
 

 Arctostaphylos 'Sunset' (Manzanita) - This hybrid of A. pajaroensis and A. hookeri is a dense, mounding shrub with shiny medium green leaves that are bright copper when young; young twigs are covered with fine white hairs. Mature bark is light orange-brown.

During the plant's shedding of old bark the new bark is a honey brown. Pinkish white flowers appear in spring. Hardy to 5 degrees F. This a landscaping staple that will provide a wonderful medium sized foundation shrub that is green all year.