The Manzanita has a shrub- like development. These plants give origin to a brush with a rounded form. The Manzanita Is small in size; in spring it assumes a greenred colouring. These are evergreen plants, which means they keep their leaves year round.
the Manzanita should be grown in a bright place, with direct sunlight. These plants don't agree with cold temperatures during this time of year. They can be grown outside.These plants lose the aerial part during the coldest months of the year. As spring begins, stems and leaves quickly start to reproduce.
Water rarely, about once every 1-2 weeks with 2-3 glasses of water , keeping the soil dry for a few days before watering again; when wetting we suggest avoiding surpluses, however to wet the soil deep down. Perennial plants are subject to some months of vegetational rest. During these months it isn't necessary to water them.
Generally during this time of year we suggest a pre-emptive treatment with wide range insecticide and with a systemic fungicide, to prevent the attack from part of the aphids and the development of fungus diseases, often favoured by a mild and damp climate.
These plants prevail well drained soils, with a low PH.
These plants need to be grown in a specific soil for acidophilic plants. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.