Plant a Big Berry Manzanita for a Backyard Focal Point

Big berry manzanitas are beautiful additions to any landscape, which is why we include them within our plant care guide. Their rugged appearance and seasonally peeling bark helps them blend into the natural landscape with ease.

The berries of this species of manzanita grow to be about 1/2 inch across, which makes them the largest within the manzanita family. Throughout the summer and fall, they provide a gentle splash of color to your landscape that you and your guests are certain to appreciate.

More importantly, they provide a continual source of food that attracts squirrels and deer. Thus, if deer are a problem, make sure you have a fence in place that limits access to larger mammals.

Big berry manzanitas also attract hummingbirds and butterflies; this makes them a complementary plant that offers a quick way to pollinate flower beds and gardens in spring.

On top of their beautiful colors and hearty appearance, the roots of the manzanita are solid and strong. This makes them a good choice for stabilizing loose slopes and keeping other vegetation in place.

Considering their drought tolerance and ability to grow up to 10″ tall and 10″ wide, many people use them around the edges of their property to create a little extra privacy.

Finally, while most other plants prefer to be planted in the spring, big berry manzanitas love being planted in the fall, so now is the perfect time to pick up a shovel and get yours in the ground.

The leaves might be changing outside your window, yet the team at Rosehill Gardens is still hard at work helping clients with their gardening needs.

We invite you to contact us with your questions, and read through our plant care guide to select the perfect plants for your fall landscape.

5 Benefits of Evergreens in Your Fall Landscaping Plan

Maintaining a beautifully landscaped lawn and property can be seen as a challenge to some homeowners because of the labor involved with keeping your grass, shrubs, trees, and lawn accessories carefully cultivated throughout the year.

5 Benefits of Evergreens in Your Fall Landscaping Plan

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With the appropriate selection of greenery, however, and a strategy for maintaining your landscape, it can be an activity that you thoroughly enjoy.

If you are looking for new ideas for your fall landscaping plan, here are several benefits of landscaping with evergreens this year.

  • Evergreens add a lush contrast to the bright spray of fall colors we usually see. Bright reds, yellows, and oranges stand out even more against a deep green background.
  • Because they do not shed their leaves, evergreens are excellent for adding privacy to your home when placed strategically in front of windows and doors.
  • Evergreen shrubs are the perfect ground cover, and you can even add spots of color by including flowering shrubs and bushes. They also work as cover for the foundation of your home, too.
  • Evergreen trees don’t shed, so you don’t have mounds of leaves to rake, bag up, and remove from your lawn or convert into mulch every year.
  • If you are looking for natural and sustainable ideas, landscaping with evergreens is the perfect way to create a living fence to enclose your property. They can also be used to create unique and natural borders for patios, pool areas, or barbecue pits.

Check out Rosehill’s plant guide for tips and information on how to care for the plants that make up your home’s landscape.

You can also contact our landscaping professionals here at Rosehill Gardens, and let us turn your lawn into a visually stunning centerpiece for your property.