Mock Bearberry manzanita

Arctostaphylos x coloradensis

Mock Bearberry manzanita, Arctostaphylos x coloradensis, Plant Select
Mock Bearberry manzanita, Arctostaphylos x coloradensis, Plant Select, Close-up of flower
Mock Bearberry manzanita is an outstanding selection of a native broadleaf evergreen shrub from the Uncompaghre Plateau. Waxy, urn-shaped, white flowers produce small red berries on established plants. First selected by Betsy Baldwin of Golden, Colorado. Shrub. Xeriscape.

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, Partial 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 2005
Annual Commercial Maintenance Never touch unless there is damage to branches and prune only 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 7500 ft.