Drought Devils - ARCT PURISSIMA VANDENBURG
ARCT PURISSIMA VANDENBURG
Arctostaphylos purissima 'Vandenberg'
A woody evergreen shrub with a low, mounding form. Branches are crooked and sculptural with smooth red bark. Small, bright green leaves are rounded to egg-shaped. Clusters of pale pink, 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 - 5, 7 - 9, 16 - 24
Mature size: 2 - 3 feet high and 6 - 8 feet wide
Light needs: full sun to partial shade
Water needs: little to moderate water