Few plants capture the feel of the Pacific Northwest as well as Hairy Manzanita. As long as we’re not talking about full sized trees, of course.
Earlier this year I spotted one of the hundreds, if not thousands, of manzanitas planted in gardens in the PNW. My favorite part of the plant is the twisted, gnarled branches and trunks. I don’t know if anyone else has favorite parts of plants, but that’s what the draw of manzanita is for me.
Of course I enjoy seeing them planted in gardens, but I get a different kind of wonder when I happen to come across manzanitas and rhododendrons in the woods outside of the city
The evergreen leaves of manzanita are incredible when they are covered in tiny droplets of rainwater…