Real Peach Manzanita
A naturally occuring hybrid of Arctostaphylos viscida and A. canescens, this one found outisde of Grants Pass at a site where the Whiteleaf Manzanitas grow into veritable trees. This plant survived in a pot for many years before finally being transplanted to a probably-too-wet part of the nursery garden where it has thrived, so we finally decided to clone it. Named for its intensely peachy new growth, giant round fuzzy leaves, and also for our real peach friend Lauren who is always able to hold the balance between softness and strength with ferocity and beauty, just like this manzanita.
Latin Name: Arctostaphylos x media ‘Real Peach’
Site and Soil: Well draining unamended soils in full sun
Hardiness: Hardy to about 0 F.
Size at Maturity: 6’x4′ so far after 5 years in ground
Bloom Time: Late winter into spring
Pests & Diseases: None that we have observed
USDA Zone: 7, possibly lower as it was collected at ~1500 ft.