Gigantic Seattle manzanitas

Ron Brightman showed me this huge specimen of Arctostaphylos manzanita in a Seattle garden years ago.  Now it is even bigger.  It must be 18 feet tall and 30 feet wide!



I also found this rather large plant (perhaps 11′ tall) that appears to be A. columbiana in North Seattle.  One wonders if it is a preserved native plant, or was planted.


While we’re at it here’s an impressive interior live oak (Quercus wislizenii) in north Seattle.  It’s not common, but it obviously does great here.



1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Ken Bolser
    Oct 23, 2007 @ 02:26:35

    I am very interested in learning more about these large forms of Arctostaphylos. Does Deserts NorthWest have these plants


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