Manzanita, Kinnikinnick—Arctostaphylos spp.
Family Ericaceae (Heath family)
Arctostaphylos spp. are evergreen
groundcovers and shrubs. Many varieties are available. Characteristic
of manzanita are beautiful bell-shaped flowers and red bark.
Optimum conditions for growth
The climatic zone for Manzanita varies by
species. They do best in full sun and like well-drained soils.
Some water is required while plants are young; once plants
are established, little summer water is required. Irrigate
every 1 to 2 weeks on light, porous soils. Irrigating once
a month or less is necessary on heavier soils.
Leaves of manzanita