Arctostaphylos 'John Dourley'

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Arctostaphylos 'John Dourley'
Arctostaphylos 'John Dourley'
Arctostaphylos 'John Dourley'

Botanical Name: Arctostaphylos 'John Dourley'
Common Name: John Dourley Manzanita

This low-growing manzanita is useful as a mounding groundcover or low hedge. New growth is bronze, slowly changing to blue-green. Pink flowers contrast nicely against the blue-green foliage. Tolerates heavy soils.

Plant Family: Ericaceae
Plant Type: Groundcover
Height by Width: 2-4' H x 5-6' W
Growth Habit: Low, compact, dense
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 10 degrees F
Flower Season: Winter/Spring
Flower Color: Pink
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Selected for use in the garden
Natural Habitat: Canyons, slopes, hillsides, hot open areas

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  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.