Height: Erect or spreading bushy, evergreen shrub that grows 8 to 10 ft tall.
Habitat: This shrub prefers to grow in a full sun, dry, well-drained, acidic soil, a southern or western exposure and is highly drought tolerant.
Foliage: Alternate, think, elliptic, hairy, evergreen, gray-green leaves form at the end of the twigs,
Flowers: Clusters of fragrant, white to pinkish urn-shaped flowers bloom May through July, at the ends of branches.
Fruits: Small dark, rust-colored, edible fruits form in August usually; 1⁄4 - 1⁄2 inches in diameter; resembles a somewhat flattened tiny apple from which it derives its name (“manzanita” means “little apple” in Spanish).
Bark: Purplish-red pealing bark that is and is smooth and lustrous underneath.
Natural Habitat: Dry forest openings and rocky slopes west of the Cascades.
Why is it good for my garden? If your garden is dry and sunny, this is a great ornamental evergreen native that easily withstands the stress from city life as much as it does in the wild.
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