Arctostaphylos 'St Helena' (manzanita)
St Helena Manzanita
A California Native slow growing small evergreen shrub with gray green foliage that grows to about twelve feet high and about ten feet wide. White flowers bloom in the 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.
- 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