Arctostaphylos John Dourley

'John Dourley' Manzanita

Plant Type: Shrub
Sun: Sun
Drainage: Medium, Well-draining
Water: Naturalize, Occasional
Height X Width: 3' X 4'
Santa Clara County Local: No
What do these mean?



This hybrid manzanita was discovered at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden and named for its discoverer. It has established itself as one of the finest low-growing manzanitas. The emerging leaves are red (like one of its likely parents, A. pajaroensis) and mature to a waxy olive-green. The growth is somewhat open for a mounding manzanita but not sparse. Pink flowers appear in winter, followed by conspicuous red/purple fruit. Although ‘John Dourley’ thrives in sun it will also appreciate some protection from the afternoon sun. It is a great choice for use in the foreground in a planting of larger shrubs with similar requirements or for small gardens.


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