Arctostaphylos pajaroensis ‘Myrtle Wolf’

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USDA Hardiness zone: Zn7b 10º to 5ºF

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Always at the top of the list of Arcto Afficianados this is not often seen in gardens. An excellent winter blooming Manzanita has been a fantastic performer in PNW gardens. Upright growing shrub with blue foliage- new growth is briefly tinted red. In January to March copious bright pink clusters of urn shaped flowers appear. Anna’s hummingbirds are not far behind. To  5′ x 5′ in 6 years in full sun and average, well drained soil. No summer water when established. Excellent winter blooming shrub that is always good looking. This is a reliable cultivar for spectacular floral shows in winter. Place close to an exit or entrance where you can stare into the pendulous pink flowers and the winding branch structure. Photos by Chris Hembree

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