Arctostaphylos pajaroensis 'Paradise'
UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

Arctostaphylos pajaroensis ‘Paradise’

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Common name:  Paradise Manzanita

Special Notes: This rare species has striking foliage and shaggy cinnamon bark.  Bronzy new growth ages to blue-green.  White to pink flowers in late winter to spring.  Prune annually to encourage new bronzy growth.  Deer resistant

Family: Ericaceae
Native to: Monterey County, California
Form: Sprawling shrub; can make a small border
Size: to 6’H x 8’ W
Blooms: late winter into spring
Attracts: Hummingbirds and bees: flowers are a nectar source
Flowers: White to pink
Light: Sun to part shade
Water: Drought tolerant once established
Hardiness: to 15 °F
Soil: Tolerates most soils, even clay