Height: 3 feet
Spread: 6 feet
Hardiness Zone: 6b
A handsome densely leafed shrub that can be clipped into a garden wall; very dainty pinkish flowers in spring cover this fine selection; does not like alkaline soils; this is a coastal plant, protect from midday sun when planted inland
Harmony Manzanita features dainty nodding pink bell-shaped flowers at the ends of the branches from late winter to mid spring. It has forest green foliage. The glossy oval leaves remain forest green throughout the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Harmony Manzanita is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Harmony Manzanita is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
Planting & Growing
Harmony Manzanita will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.
This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is very fussy about its soil conditions and must have sandy, acidic soils to ensure success, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species.