Plant family: Ericaceae - Heath
Plant type: Shrub, Tree
Plant origin: N/A, Horticultural Selection
Clay, Decomposed Granite, Sand, Sandy Loam, Adaptable, Serpentine
Attracts Wildlife, Edible , Hedges and Screens, Tolerant of Clay Soil, Tolerates Hard Frost
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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