Arctostaphylos Austin Griffiths

'Austin Griffiths' Manzanita

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree
Sun: Sun
Drainage: Medium, Well-draining
Water: Naturalize, Occasional
Height X Width: 12' X 12'
Santa Clara County Local: No
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Austin Griffiths' manzanita is thought to be a hybrid between A. densiflora 'sentinel' and A.'Dr. Hurd.' It reflects the strengths of both parent plants. The growth pattern is upright and rounded with leaves the same shape as in A. densiflora, but larger. The flowers are pink and are a valuable nectar source in mid-winter. The foliage grows densely, but summer pruning is tolerated and aids in displaying the branch structure and purple bark. As with both parent plants,'Austin Grifiths' is tolerant of slow-draining soil relative to most other manzanitas. This is a great choice for a garden centerpiece.


Deer Resistant: Somewhat
Attractive to Bees: Yes
Attractive to Butterflies: Yes
Good Under Oaks: No
Evergreen or Deciduous: Evergreen