A fantastic and easy manzanita that has stood the test of time! Monica Manzanita is a big one, growing to about 10′ tall and nearly as wide at a quick pace. Very tolerant of garden conditions as far as the giant cultivars go and amazing if pruned to a small tree showing off the muscular trunks. Late winter clusters of pink flowers turn into profusions of russet berries that the birds adore!
Latin Name: Arctostaphylos manzanita ‘Monica’
Site and Soil: Full sun and very well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Self fruitful
Hardiness: Hardy to about 5° F.
Size at Maturity:10 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