Bigberry manzanita. Selections of A. glauca can be temperamental in nursery and garden situations, but standing among a mature grove of bigberry manzanita will leave you breathless. It is little wonder we keep looking for a garden tolerant selection. Our experimental selections are from Figueroa Mountain. This upright shrub, growing to 15’, has large blue-gray leaves and dark brown bark that often peels on young stems, revealing a delicate lime green inner layer. Flowers are white. Plant in full sun and well-drained soils with little or no summer water.