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Sentinel Manzanita

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Flowers More than All the Others!

If you had to name the most beloved of the West Coast native plants, an easy shoe-in for the Top 10 list would be Sentinel Manzanita (Arctostaphylos densiflora). This beauty is the most floriferous of all the manzanitas in cultivation and is an absolutely gorgeous garden addition.

This hardy 3-foot to 4-foot shrub has richly colored maroon-brown stems and gray-green leaves all year and is covered in bursts of nodding bell shaped flowers in a soft baby-pink and white. It makes a stunning hedgerow or a show-stopping specimen.

Sentinel Manzanita will handle soils that range from heavy, rich garden loam to beach sand (though it is not very fond of salt spray). It seems to almost thrive on neglect, so you don’t need to baby it.

This is one of the fastest growing manzanitas with many nurseries reporting that it will reach its full growth in 2 years!

Pollinators, butterflies and hummingbirds flock to Sentinel for nectar and shelter, so if you want to add more wildlife to your western garden, then this is a must-have for you!

Let Sentinel Manzanita make your Top 10 list! Add this beauty to your garden today.

* Hardy
* Beautiful pink blooms
* Grey-green foliage
* Maroon-brown stems
* Full sun
* Drought tolerant
* Loved by pollinators and hummingbirds
* Tolerates sand and clay
* Evergreen

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Sentinel Manzanita Is Suited to Grow in Zones 7-10
Growing Zones 7-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Sentinel'
Foliage Broadleaved Evergreen
Mature Height 5 - 8 feet
Mature Spread 6 - 8 feet
Soil Type Well Drained
Moisture Water enough just to establish then grow dry and well drained
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Gray Green
Fruiting Time Spring