Paradise Pajaro Manzanita
We’ve never met a Pajaro manzanita that we didn’t immediately love and this clone is no exception! Paradise manzanita is native to the sandy hills near Monterey and is one of the most lovely of the larger growing manzanitas. New growth emerges a bright fiery red and contrasts amazingly with the blue-green of the older leaves. This clone grows wider than tall and is a great choice for a baking hot parking strip or as a large ground cover. Just be sure the soil is very well draining and give it zero supplemental water after it’s established.
Latin Name: Arctostaphylos pajaroensis
Site and Soil: Well draining unamended soils in full to part sun
Hardiness: Hardy to about 5 F.
Size at Maturity: 4-5′ tall by 6-8′ wide
Bloom Time: Late winter into spring
Pests & Diseases: None that we have observed, occasional leaf spots if air flow is not adequate
USDA Zone: 7b