Arctostaphylos manzanita 'Dr. Hurd'
Here's the one your mother warned you about: tall, dark, and handsome, a 6 to 12 ft. shrub to small tree with long crooked branches, smooth reddish bark, and large bright evergreen leaves. Highly seductive. The leaf extract of the Arctostaphylos species has anti-microbal qualities and the berries are edible.
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