Arctostaphylos glandulosa ssp crassifiolia, Del Mar Manzanita

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Scientific Name: Arctostaphylos glandulosa ssp crassifiolia

Common Name: Del Mar Manzanita or Costa Baja Manzanita

This rare Southern California Native manzanita grows up to eight feet tall and six feet wide.  This manzanita is one of the fastest growing manzanitas!  It has dark red bark, pink silver leaves, and pink flower clusters that bloom in late 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.  It is a great tree for erosion control and loves slopes.

An easy California Native to grow in the Los Angeles area.   For more recommendations visit our Easiest California Native Plants to grow in your garden guide. 

Plant with:  Summer Holly (Comarostaphylis diversifolia ssp. diversifolia), Mission Manzanita Xylococcus bicolor), Scrub Oak (Quercus dumosa), California Encelia (Encelia californica), Chamise (Adeostoma fasciculatum), Coastal Pricklypear cactus (Opuntia littoralis), Mojave Yucca (Yucca shidigera), and Tree Poppy (Dendromecon rigida)

Plant in full sun to light shade

- Best in well draining acidic soils, tolerates clay and loam soils

- Water one to two times a month after the first year

- Occasional summer water

- Hardy to 10 degrees

- Attracts hummingbirds, birds, bees, and butterflies

-Native to California