Plant family: Ericaceae - Heath
Plant type: Shrub, Tree
Plant origin: N/A, California
Clay, Decomposed Granite, Sand, Sandy Loam, Adaptable
Edible , Hedges and Screens
Dr. Hurd Manzanita is an evergreen, multi-branched, treelike hybrid shrub with glossy, light green foliage and grows up to 15'. This manzanita can handle some summer water and a richer soil but will also grow well in clay soil, and tolerates sandy soil. Its brown-red bark and lovely multi-branched form makes this distinctive taller Arctostaphylos a prized specimen plant and focal point of the landscape in many gardens. Perfectly drought tolerant in most gardens, Dr. Hurd is one of the faster manzanitas and is a reliable shrub. This form was found by John Coulter of the Saratoga Horticultural Foundation in 1972.
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