Arctostaphylos 'Byrd Hill' (manzanita)
Byrd Hill Manzanita
A slow growing small evergreen tree with gray green foliage that grows to about ten feet high and about eight feet wide. White to pale pink flowers bloom in the spring. Byrd Hill took a cutting in the Palo Alto Hills near the San Francisco Bay.
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.
- Plant in full sun to partial shade
- Grows best in sandy fast draining soil
- Water one to two times per summer once established
- Hardy up to 15 degrees
- Attracts bees, birds, and hummingbirds
- Drought tolerant
- California Native