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Vine Hill Manzanita*

Arctostaphylos densiflora

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Vine Hill Manzanita (Arctostaphylos densiflora) at Alsip Home and Nursery

Vine Hill Manzanita in bloom

Vine Hill Manzanita in bloom

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  3 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  6

Description:

A textured low shrub that can be clipped into a desired shape; very dainty pinkish flowers in spring cover this fine selection; does not like alkaline soils; this is a costal plant, protect from midday sun when planted inland

Ornamental Features

Vine Hill Manzanita features dainty nodding pink bell-shaped flowers at the ends of the branches from late winter to mid spring. It has forest green foliage. The glossy oval leaves remain forest green throughout the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Vine Hill Manzanita is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Vine Hill Manzanita is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Groundcover
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

Vine Hill Manzanita will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is very fussy about its soil conditions and must have sandy, acidic soils to ensure success, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is native to parts of North America.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Groundcover  Naturalizing 
Applications
Flowers 
Ornamental Features
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