California Natives - ARCTOSTAPHYLOS LESTER ROWNTREE
ARCTOSTAPHYLOS LESTER ROWNTREE
Arctostaphylos 'Lester Rowntree'
Lester Rowntree Manzanita
A woody evergreen shrub with an upright, open growth habit. Branches are crooked and sculptural with exfoliating red bark. Small, blue-green leaves are rounded to egg-shaped. Clusters of pink, drooping, urn-shaped flowers attract 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: 8 - 10 feet high and wide
Light needs: full sun to partial shade
Water needs: little to moderate water