Arctostaphylos ‘Austin Griffiths’

Named for Austin Griffiths, who guided us in our early years and opened our imaginations to the wonders of horticulture. He gave us a gift of transcendent value that is as “fragile and as difficult to extract as the color of a peach”. This selection is a clean, neatly formed hybrid from our demonstration garden that we believe to be A. manzanita ‘Dr. Hurd’ crossed with A. densiflora ‘Sentinel’. It is a large, white-flowered shrub to perhaps 10’ with broad gray-green leaves and dark burgundy-brown bark. We have been encouraged by the positive response from those who have used this cultivar. It appears to be extremely garden tolerant. Hardy to 10F.

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