Arctostaphylos manzanita 'St. Helena'

Common Name:
Manzanita
Plant Type:
Evergreen shrub
Family:
Ericaceae (The Heath Family)
Geographic Origin:
California
California Native?:
Yes
Plant Size:
10 feet
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Foundation plantings
Flowering Season:
Winter and spring
Flower Color:
White
Exposure:
Full sun
Soils:
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Occasional to no watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 10 degrees F. or less
This small, nearly umbrella shaped tree can reach about 10 feet tall at maturity. 'St. Helena' has stout, widely spreading trunks with bright cinnamon bark, grey green leaves and heavy clusters of white flowers. Sun, well drained soil, occasional to no supplemental watering once established.