Joy Creek Nursery

410-029D4   Arctostaphylos pajaroensis 'Brett's Beauty'     ( Manzanita )

Arctostaphylos pajaroensis 'Brett's Beauty'
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When we first planted Arctostaphylos pajaroensis 'Brett's Beauty' in our garden, we were afraid that it might not make it through the winter because we knew that this species of manzanita is endemic to the Monterey Bay area. Five years later, it has become a stunning shrub. This selection, made at the University of California Santa Cruz Arboretum, has beautiful new foliage that is bright pinkish red. New growth continues throughout the growing season, so there is a long season of colorful foliage. Leaves become somewhat glossy blue green as they mature. The young stems are cherry colored. It is perhaps the exfoliating red brown bark of the older, woody branches that is the most striking. Clusters of small pink bell flowers tantalize our resident winter hummingbirds during the late winter. There is much to praise about this sprawling evergreen shrub! (Thanks to Randall Hutchins for giving us our first plant.)

Late winter.  5-7 ft. x 6-12 ft.

Pink flowers

Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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