Arctostaphylos 'John Dourley ' manzanita was named for John Dourley at Rancho Santa Ana by Mike Evans at Tree of Life Nursery. Not a very big manzanita that likes garden conditions and is tolerant of clay. 'John Dourley' seems to survive here as long as it has regular water. The new growth is reddish bronze, older leaves are muted green.
San Marcos Nursery says it gets to be 3X6 feet, Theodore Payne Foundation says 5-7 wide and 2-3 feet high. Ours and the ones at Cal Poly seem to be in slow mode unless they get a lot of water. In two years they are one foot high and one-two foot wide, except for one planted in a greenhouse, it's growing like a weed. I'd guess this cultivar likes regular water and garden conditions, something it doesn't get here.
Use 'John Dourley ' manzanita in a regularly watered planting or next to a lawn. It also seems to be somewhat tolerant of drip irrigation. If you wish for more drought tolerance use 'Harmony', 'Sunset', 'Brother James' or Arctostaphylos glandulosa adamsii.
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Arctostaphylos 'John Dourley' tolerates clay.
Arctostaphylos 'John Dourley' is great for a bird garden.
Foliage of Arctostaphylos 'John Dourley' has color green-gray and is evergreen.
Flower of Arctostaphylos 'John Dourley' has color pink.
Fruit of Arctostaphylos 'John Dourley' is edible.