Plant family: Ericaceae - Heath
Plant type: Groundcover, Shrub
Plant origin: N/A, Horticultural Selection
Clay, Decomposed Granite, Sand, Sandy Loam, Adaptable
Attracts Wildlife, Edible , Tolerant of Clay Soil, Tolerates Hard Frost
Paradise Manzanita is a showy, spreading evergreen shrub and can be used as a border or as groundcover. It is prized for its reddish bronze new growth foliage. The bark is a dark red, while the flowers vary from white to pink depending on the climate and soil. If the manzanita is pruned once a year the bright red new growth will cover the shrub and the growth will turn almost purple in the fall. This manzanita has a longer than usual flowering cycle. Expect a height between 3' and 6', speading to up to 10'. Paradise is a selection of the species.
Horticultural Selection A. pajaroensis: origin = cuttings from W. Roderick (197?); introduced by Suncrest Nurseries 1982.
Please share your thoughts with us about this plant. We would like to hear about
the good things and the problems. We also would appreciate seeing any photos and
have you rate this plant. To leave comments or to rate a plant you must be registered.