Arctostaphylos andersonii (manzanita)
Heart leaf Manzanita, Santa Cruz Manzanita
An endangered California Native shrub or tree that can reach a height of between 6 - 16 feet high. White flowers bloom in the winter through spring.
It is best to prune in the time when they are flowering to early summer. Each flower cluster terminates the growth of a shoot causing an irregular twiggy branching habit. It is not recommended to prune manzanitas during cool, wet winter months, this encourages fungal pathogens to spread. You can edge in late spring or early summer.
- Full sun to part shade
- Attracts birds, bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
- Deer resistant
- Native to California