Arctostaphylos Lester Rowntree

'Lester Rowntree' manzanita

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree
Sun: Sun
Drainage: Well-draining
Water: Naturalize, Occasional
Height X Width: 10' X 12'
Santa Clara County Local: No
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This Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden introduction is appreciated for its overall beauty and large size. It displays the attractive features of one of the parent plants, Arctostaphylos pajaroensis: waxy blue-green leaves, pink flowers, prominent red fruit and appealing form. ‘Lester Rowntree’ manzanita grows in a fairly open, rounded form to about ten feet. The bark is somewhat dark maroon/purple and lightly pealing. A sunny, well-draining site is ideal. ‘Lester Rowntree’ needs little or no water once established.


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