Our native Hairy Manzanita is one of the most widespread species in the PNW. Unfortunately, its not the most reliable and can be kind of hard to grow. It will grow happily for years and then suddenly decline. No explanation. Large-growing shrub with gray green leaves, the telltale hairy leaf petioles and white flowers in spring. Russet berries follow. Its best attribute is the smooth exfoliating mahogany bark. To 8′ x 8′ very quickly in average, well-drained soil. No summer water. Great air circulation and little intervention from the gardener. Wild areas, dry hillside. This form we selected from the southern Willamette Valley. Oregon native plant.
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