Arctostaphylos manzanita 'Dr. Hurd' (Dr. Hurd Manzanita Tree)
8-12 inch tall 2 year old potted tree.
This Manzanita is a small multi-branched hybrid evergreen tree or shrub. It grows rapidly to 12-15 feet tall and 10-12 feet wide.
This California native has an architectural open structure and dark red/mahogany twisting branches. Stems have glossy light green leaves at their tips. In late Winter, large clusters of white urn-shaped small white flowers dangle from the branch tips, followed by dark red berries.
Plant Dr. Hurd manzanita in full sun to light shade and irrigate only occasionally. In inland areas, part shade is preferred. It is very drought tolerant. Needs good drainage and a soil pH of 4.0-7.0. It is hardy to 10 degrees F. Dr. Hurd will grow well in clay or sandy soil and tolerated richer soil better than most manzanitas.
Dr. Hurd Manzanita is Deer Resistant and is an excellent focal point of any landscape. Use for hedges, bird, bee and hummingbird gardens. Also makes an excellent bonsai and container plant.