Arctostaphylos manzanita 'Monica'
Found originally along Guerneville Rd. in Sonoma County. It has the form and size of the large common manzanita, 8 feet or more with time and the disease resistance of the Vine Hill Manzanita hybrids.It has a beautiful dark mahogany trunk and clusters of shell pink flowers. Give it sun, good drainage and summer drought, but it's more tolerant than most of some summer water.Provides food and cover for birds and its flowers provide nectar for hummingbirds and bumble bees.