Friday, October 1, 2010

Plant of the Month: October 2010

Arctostaphylos of the species uva-ursi, is commonly known as manzanita and has several other common names: sandberry, kinnikinnick and bearberry.  Evergreen western natives, that range from full size shrubs to small trees.  The cultivar 'Point Reyes' is prostrate, spreading and rooting up to 15' in width, with dark green leaves on closely set branches.Waxy bell-like white or pinkish and tiny apple-like pink or red fruit. Heat and drought tolerant. Good on hillsides, near coast.