Diablo’s Blush Manzanita
Diablo’s Blush is an excellent and rare manzanita that grows only on Mt. Diablo to the east of the Bay Area. New growth emerges a bright pink that contrasts beautifully with the grey foliage and the auriculate foliage provides an amazing texture, especially when viewed from above. Very drought tolerant once established and needing no supplemental watering after its first year or two in the ground.
Latin Name: Arctostaphylos auriculata
Site and Soil: Full sun and very well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Self fruitful
Hardiness: Hardy to about 0-5° F.
Size at Maturity: 5-6 ft in height and width, smaller with pruning.
Bloom Time: Late winter
Pests & Diseases: No pests or diseases that we’ve seen on our plants here in Portland
USDA Zone: 7b