Shag Bark Manzanita
A rare manzanita endemic to the hub of Arctostaphylos diversity along the Central California coast, the Shag Bark Manzanita features lovely reddish-brown shredded bark that is ruggedly handsome and a nice contrast to the cute red-tinted leaves. Surprisingly garden tolerant so long as you give them no summer water after the first year.
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Latin Name: Arctostaphylos rudis ‘Vandenberg’
Site and Soil: Well draining unamended soils in full to part sun
Hardiness: Hardy to about 10 F.
Size at Maturity: 7′ tall by 10′ 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: 8a