Dr. Hurd Manzanita
A favorite old manzanita selection that’s proven itself a reliable and easy to grow variety for our climate. Dr. Hurd Manzanita is of the most architectural manzanitas, its twisting mahogany stems make an incredible focal point in the garden. Can be lifted into a small tree shape or allowed to grow as a multi-stemmed shrub. Very fast growing to about 12′ tall by 8′ wide. Prefers no summer water once established but a bit more accepting of summer water than other Arctostaphylos species.
Latin Name: Arctostaphylos manzanita ‘Dr. Hurd’
Site and Soil: Well draining unamended soils in full sun
Hardiness: Hardy to about 0 F.
Size at Maturity: 12’x8′
Bloom Time: Late winter into spring
Pests & Diseases: None that we have observed
USDA Zone: 7