Arctostaphylos Dr. Hurd

'Dr. Hurd' Manzanita

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree
Sun: Sun
Drainage: Medium, Well-draining
Water: Naturalize, Occasional
Height X Width: 20' X 12'
Santa Clara County Local: No
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The ‘Dr. Hurd’ is justifiably popular. It grows in an upright, rounded form with an open structure that reveals the rich red-orange bark of artistic tortuous branches. The January flower clusters are generous and pure white. ‘Dr. Hurd’ manzanita grows into a small tree with careful summer pruning. It thrives in sun with perhaps a little shade. The soil should be of at least moderate drainage. Leave plenty of room for ‘Dr. Hurd’ to most effectively display its many strengths. This is another SF Bay Area native; discovered in the garden of Dr. Cuthbert Hurd of Portola Valley, propagated by Louis Edmunds, then introduced into the nursery trade by the Saratoga Horticultural Foundation in 1972. ‘Dr. Hurd’ is considered a hybrid between Arctostaphylos manzanita and Arctostaphylos stanfordiana.


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