Pozo Summit Big Berry Manzanita
A widely distributed species from central to southern California, Arctostaphylos glauca is one of our favorites for its stunning whitish blue leaves and pink stems and petioles. Fairly adaptable and easy to grow if given full sun, excellent drainage and minimal summer water after the first couple years. This collection from near the top of Pozo Summit should be easily hardy to 0° F as it gets quite cold up there.
Latin Name: Arctostaphylos glauca
Site and Soil: Full sun and very well-drained soil.
Hardiness: Hardy to about 0° F.
Size at Maturity: 6-8 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