Arctostaphylos bakeri 'Louis Edmunds'

Louis Edmunds Manzanita

Plant family: Ericaceae - Heath


Plant type: Shrub, Tree

Plant origin: N/A, Horticultural Selection

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24 inch box natural 0   N/A
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 Spring, Winter
Height 5-15 feet
Spread 5-10 feet
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Clay, Decomposed Granite, Sand, Sandy Loam, Adaptable, Serpentine

Special Characteristic

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

Plant Highlights

Louis Edmunds manzanita brings the form and characteristics of a large manzanita tree in a compact form much more suited to smaller gardens and landscapes. This shrub grows to a height and spread of 6 to 8 foot, with an upright form and evergreen foliage. Attractive purple bark provides year-round beauty, supplemented by pink flowers in the spring. This manzanita has gray-green foliage that contrasts beautifully with the deep purple bark. This adaptable specimen plant is known to be garden tolerant, able to grow in heavy clay soils or serpentinite, and also tolerant of loam or even decomposed granite. Adorned with pink flowers in Spring, it's a delight to the hummingbirds and a fabulous addition to any landscape.

Horticultural selection A. bakeri: origin = north coast, selected by Louis Edmunds intro Saratoga Horticultural Foundation 1962.

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Growing well but slowly in inland East County San Diego on drip irrigation. Hot, dry, and windy here. Has not flowered yet.

Posed by: Jonathan Fleming, on Jul 12 2019 2:50PM