Arctostaphylos pajaroensis ‘Paradise’

Pajaro manzanita 'Paradise'


Category: Shrub
Sun: Sun
Drainage: Well-draining
Water: Naturalize, Occasional
Height X Width: 6' X 8'
Santa Clara County Local: No
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Description

Pajaro manzanita ‘Paradise’ is a selection of one of the most ornate of California’s many manzanita species. The form is oval. The auriculate leaves emerge a deep red and mature to gray green with a red margin. These contrast well with the purple, shredding bark. The pink winter flowers are followed by conspicuous red berries. Pajaro manzanita prefers well-draining acidic soil and little water once established. Pajaro manzanita is native to the coast and coastal mountains in Monterrey and southern Santa Cruz Counties.

Characteristics

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