'Ian bush' manzanita is fast to
four feet and seems to stabilize at five feet with a very open form.
The green foliage and smooth red bark make the whole bush a great
'Ian Bush' manzanita
is a seedling of Arctostaphylos
densiflora, and is a probable hybrid with the other parent being
Arctostaphylos wellsii. But it also could be Arctostaphylos pungens and wellsii. All the manzanitas are pretty friendly plants.
such a small manzanita it is incredibly fast! Make a manzanita hedge or
use as single plant in a small garden. This is the manzanita you want
to plant in a small garden for the smooth red bark. Flower show can be
nice. The flowers are like pink fireworks exploding at the end of the
stems(I know, I know, but it was the best I could describe them.)
This one is a seedling that came up in the shade, BUT we planted seven
of them in full sun, watered once (in February, not summer!) and they
ALL lived.'Ian bush' also seems
to tolerate regular garden conditions well.
Very drought tolerant. In 2013 we got about 2 inches of rainfall and the 'Ian Bush' actually looked ok. Then we had a week of below 10F and this manzanita looked ok.
We named this selection after Ian, who is the programer behind the Las Pilitas website. Click here for
more about California Manzanitas (Arctostaphylos).
Arctostaphylos 'Ian Bush Manzanita' tolerates clay.
Arctostaphylos 'Ian Bush Manzanita' is great for a bird garden and a butterfly garden.
Foliage of Arctostaphylos 'Ian Bush Manzanita' has color gray and is evergreen.
Flower of Arctostaphylos 'Ian Bush Manzanita' has color pink.
Fruit of Arctostaphylos 'Ian Bush Manzanita' is edible.
Communities for Arctostaphylos 'Ian Bush Manzanita':Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub and Central Oak Woodland.