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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


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