Plant family: Ericaceae - Heath
Plant type: Shrub
Plant origin: N/A, California, Hybrid
Clay, Decomposed Granite, Sand, Sandy Loam, Adaptable
Attracts Wildlife, Edible , Hedges and Screens, Tolerant of Clay Soil, Tolerates Hard Frost
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.
Hybrid, natural; origin = cuttings (1974) Prunedale, central coast, Monterey Co., named for Sunset Magazine's 75 year anninversary; intro Saratoga Hort. 1976 (Research credit: Tree of Life nursery)
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