Arctostaphylos 'Austin Griffiths'

Austin Griffiths Manzanita

Plant family: Ericaceae - Heath


Plant type: Shrub, Tree

Plant origin: N/A, Hybrid

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24 inch box natural 0   329.99
Fifteen Gallon 0   139.00
One Gallon 0   14.99
Five gallon - Natural 0   44.99

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Flower Color Light Pink, Pink
Blooming Season Winter
Height 5-15 feet
Spread 5-10 feet
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Clay, Decomposed Granite, Sand, Sandy Loam

Special Characteristic

Attracts Wildlife, Hedges and Screens, Tolerant of Clay Soil, Tolerates Hard Frost

Plant Highlights

This is a broadleaf evergreen, large shrub or small tree to about 8-12 tall and 6-8 ft wide. The branches are twisted with dark mahogany bark and leaves that are simple, alternate, leathery, elliptic to ovate in shape and a glossy green.  This Manzanita flowers pale pink, bell-like, in small branched clusters that changes to fruit somewhat tan-orange. This was a chance hybrid found in the demonstration garden of Native Sons Nursery, Arroyo Grande, Calif. It is believed to have resulted from a cross of A. manzanita ‘Dr. Hurd’ [white flowered} with A. densiflora ‘Sentinel’ [pink flowered]. It was named in memory of Austin Griffiths, who, according to the those at Native Sons Nursery, “guided us in our early years and opened our imaginations to the wonders of horticulture. It is a beloved and reliable garden favorite.

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I have planted this plant a year ago... and have to say that this is one of the slower growing plants! Had I known, I'd have gone with at least a 5 gallon plant. However, the leaves are very pretty.

Posed by: Rebecca , on Jan 28 2013 5:17PM