Coastal Manzanita Wood has been sand blasted to give it a look similar to driftwood. The texture is great for roots to attach to. It looks similar to driftwood but has not been saturated with salt, which can damage plants.
Coastal Manzanita is very interestingly shaped and often used as "branches" on which to grow epiphytic plants, in reptile habitats or bird cages, and even by themselves as decoration or to display jewelry.
It is also used in fish tanks, though it should be soaked prior to introduction to your tank so it will sink and to leach out any tannins. In general coastal manzanita is free of tannins and should not darken the water, but better safe than sorry!
It is an extremely hard, strong wood that is very resistant to decay. This makes it suitable both for use in much wetter conditions than the Grape wood or Cholla Wood and can be used in reptile and bird habitats with larger, heavier animals. It can withstand very tropical, wet environments without rotting or softening.
Please see the drop down menu below for all available sizes. The 7"-11" size is also available pre-hung with metal loop and S-hook.
Please feel free to contact us if you have questions or would like suggestions about what to use for particular applications, or id you need to special order a larger size than is listed here.