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Arctostaphylos stanfordiana var. bakeri Louis Edmunds Manzanita

Louis Edmunds manzanita.

1Gal Container (Up to 31)

'Louis Edmunds' manzanita is an eight to ten foot evergreen shrub. The manzanita to plant for the gray foliage and purple, not red, bark.

'Louis Edmunds' manzanita will survive in the interior heat ok, but make sure you keep the water and fertilizer down (to no fertilizer and only winter water if possible), as it will grow into a tumbleweed and die. 'Louis Edmunds' manzanita seems garden tolerant and grows fine at our location. This manzanita is a winner in heavy clay soils or serpentine, but also does fine in loam or even granite. When the pink flowers cover the plant in April and May the hummingbirds park in it. 'Louis Edmunds' is a show stopper against a dark background or mixed in with dark green Ceanothus like Tassajara Blue or Owlswood Blue.

A very stable manzanita that has survive at Santa Margarita for 34 years with no extra water.

The old name is Arctostaphylos stanfordiana ssp. bakeri and the new name is Arctostaphylos bakeri ssp. bakeri. The selection or cultivar name is Louis Edmunds.

Arctostaphylos stanfordiana var. bakeri 'Louis Edmunds Manzanita' tolerates clay.
Arctostaphylos stanfordiana var. bakeri 'Louis Edmunds Manzanita' is great for a bird garden.
Foliage of Arctostaphylos stanfordiana var. bakeri 'Louis Edmunds Manzanita' has color gray and is evergreen.
Flower of Arctostaphylos stanfordiana var. bakeri 'Louis Edmunds Manzanita' has color pink.
Fruit of Arctostaphylos stanfordiana var. bakeri 'Louis Edmunds Manzanita' is edible.

Communities for Arctostaphylos stanfordiana var. bakeri 'Louis Edmunds Manzanita':Chaparral.

ph: 6.00 to 8.00
usda: 7 to 10
height[m]: 2.00 to 3.00
width[m]: 1.00 to 2.00
rainfall[cm]: 60.00 to 150.00

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