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Arctstaphylos Lester Rowntree * Lester Rowntree Manzanita

Arctostaphylos Lester Rowntree blooms early, often starting in mid-Fall and producing rich pink blossoms into the first part of Spring. Arctostaphylos Lester Rowntree grows slowly to 6-8 feet. The blue grey foliage contrasts well with the red bark. Arctostaphylos Lester Rowntree is drought tolerant and will do poorly if given too much water. Well drained soil helps, if planted in heavier soil plant on a slope or mound. Red fruit are produced later in Sping or early Summer. Arctostaphylos Lester Rowntree is a hummingbird favorite as it blooms when not much else is blooming in the Native Garden. Arctostaphylos Lester Rowntree is a host plant for the Western Tussock Moth Caterpillar and is often visited by Monarchs, California Dogface, and Cloudless Sulfur Butterflies looking for nectar when in bloom. Manzanitas suffer from fungal dieback. Proper sanitation is important not to spread the problem with your tools.

Arctostaphylos Lester Rowntree, Lester Rowntree Manzanita

Flowers and foliage of Arctostaphylos Lester Rowntree the Lester Rowntree Manzanita. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Other plants from the Arctostaphylos genus featured on this site:
Arctostaphylos edmundsii Danville
Arctostaphylos edmundsii Little Sur
Arctostaphylos Howard McMinn
Arctostaphylos insularis
Arctostaphylos John Dourley
Arctostaphylos Pacific Mist