Austin Griffiths Manzanita Tree, Landscape Focal Point, Pre-Bonsai, or native garden

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Arctostaphylos hybrid 'Austin Griffiths' (Austin Griffiths Manzanita Tree), USDA Zone 7a - 10b

8-12 inch tall 2 year old  potted tree.

This Manzanita is a small multi-branched hybrid evergreen tree or shrub. It is a cross between Dr Hurd (white flowers) and Sentinel (pink floweres}.   It grows rapidly to 8-15 feet tall and 6-12 feet wide.

This California native has an architectural open structure and dark red/mahogany twisting branches. Stems have glossy light sage/green leaves at their tips. In late Winter, large clusters of pale pink urn-shaped small flowers dangle from the branch tips, followed by dark red berries.

Plant Austin Griffiths manzanita in full sun to light shade and irrigate only occasionally. Prefers to be on the dry side in summer after it is established. 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 5 degrees F.

Austin Griffiths will grow well in clay, rocky or sandy soil and tolerated richer soil better than most manzanitas. Is heat tolerant and verticillium wilt resistant.

·     Austin Griffiths 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.