Arctostaphylos canescens var. sonomensis

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USDA Hardiness zone: Zn6b 0º to -5ºF

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One of our very very favorite Manzanitas and one of the very rare ones in the wild. Occurs on two ridges in northern California- Horse Mountain was one of them and Greg’s dad just happened to have a cabin there. Low, dense, spreading, very gray shrub to 3′ x 5’wide in time. The bark is a great glossy mahogany and the winter flowers are white tinted pink. Spectacular shrub for full sun, average to poor, well-drained soil and absolutely no summer water. Neglect is its friend and you will reap great rewards with this beautiful shrub. Ultra cold hardy and recommended for cold gardens but with full sun and excellent air circulation.

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