Panchito manzanita

Arctostaphylos x coloradensis 'Panchito'

Arctostaphylos x coloradensis Panchito | Hardy Panchito manzanita | Plant Select | Evergreen shrub native to Colorado
Arctostaphylos x coloradensis Panchito | Hardy manzanita | Plant Select | Close-up of flower
Panchito manzanita is an outstanding selection of a native, broadleaf evergreen from the Uncompaghre Plateau in western Colorado. Tiny, waxy, urn-shaped flowers are very appealing. Small red berries can be produced on established plants. First selected and cultivated by Betsy Baldwin-Owens. Evergreen shrub.

Tips from the pros: Does best when planted on slopes with good drainage - consider expanded shale or squeegee when amending clay soil. Seems to prefer shade in the late afternoon. Give it room to grow, even though it's slow to establish.

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Plant Type Shrub
Height 10-24 inches
Width 36-60 inches
Flowering Season Early spring
Flower Color Pink
Sun Sun, Part Sun
Water Needs Moderate to xeric
USDA Hardiness Zone Zones 4b-8
Soil Type Loam, sandy
Deer Resistant Yes
Good for Pollination Yes
Winter Interest Yes
North American Native Yes
Year Introduced 2006
Annual Commercial Maintenance Never touch unless there is damage to branches and only prune those branches out in spring.
5-10 Year Commercial Maintenance Follow annual maintenance. This can be a long lived woody shrub if growing conditions are correct.
Elevation Guide Up to 8125 ft