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A large shrub or tree-like with the largest fruit of all manzanitas. The Bigberry Manzanita has smooth, muscular, mahogany-colored trunks with twisted branches; sculptural in appearance. The color of the leaves vary from blue-grey, grey-green, to grey. Performs best in the heat and summer dryness of the interior and southern Californian gardens.

Arctostaphylos glauca

Fruit Characteristics

Fruit edible : Yes

Fruit width : 1/2<>

Fruit type : Berry

Fruit color : Red

Leaf Characteristics

Bark texture : Smooth

Bark color : Dark reddish brown

Leaf shape : Oval to elliptic

Leaf color : Blue-grey, grey-green, or grey

Flower Characteristics

Flower shape : Urn-shaped

Flower color : White

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 12-20 ft.

Average size maturity height : 12-25 ft.

Growth rate : Slow

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : -10 to -5 F (Z6a)

Sunset zone : 4-9, 14-24

Water requirements : Moderate

Light exposure : Partial Sun

Landscape Attributes

Hummingbirds : Yes

Colorful fruits and berries : Yes

Attractive bark : Yes

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