Drought Devils - ARCT MANZANITA ST HELENA
ARCT MANZANITA ST HELENA
Arctostaphylos manzantia 'St. Helena'
St. Helena Manzanita
A woody evergreen shrub with a dense, rapid growth habit. Branches are crooked and sculptural with red bark. Large, gray-green leaves are rounded to egg-shaped. Clusters of white, drooping, urn-shaped flowers are beneficial to many bird species. The berries are edible. Native to California. Tolerates serpentine and clay soils.
USDA zones: 8 - 10
Sunset zones: 4 - 9, 14 - 24
Mature size: 10 - 12 feet high and wide
Light needs: full sun to partial shade
Water needs: little to moderate water