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.