A Beauty with Many Varieties
Manzanitas (Arctostaphylos species) are some of the easiest native plants to grow and maintain. Wild manzanitas can vary greatly, and there are many great garden hybrids and cultivars available. Some forms of Manzanita have deep vibrant green leaves and glossy mahogany stems while others have ghostly gray foliage and twisting shiny red branches. Some creep along the ground, while others can grow 20 feet tall with hefty trunks. All manzanitas have small urn-shaped flowers, but their colors can vary from pink to white. And all are evergreen and tend to look lush and tidy even with no irrigation.