Manzanita (Arcotostaphylos sp.) R ^*

       usually difficult to grow in a container; treat like a cactus: very quick draining soil mix, little water, no fertilizer; buds back on old wood; successfully collecting from the wild said to be next to impossible; some varieties of A. uva ursa (kannicknik) said to be hardiest; per Oracle, AZ grower (2002), dig two weeks after a rain, add mycorrhiza to the soil, use rainwater (!), put moss on soil surface to help maintain moisture level, and spray with water until extra runs out bottom drainage holes.    [Ericaceae; Ericales]