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Botanical Name: Arctostaphylos gabrielensis
Common Name: San Gabriel Manzanita
- A rare manzanita native to the San Gabriel Mountains around Mill Creek Summit. Flowers attract hummingbirds.
- Plant Family: Ericaceae
- Plant Type: Shrub
- Height by Width: 3-6' H x 3-6' W
- Growth Habit: Shrub
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
- Growth Rate: Slow
- Sun Exposure: Full sun
- Soil Preference: Well-draining
- Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
- Cold Hardy to: 5000'
- Flower Season: Winter/Spring
- Flower Color: White
- Endangered?: 1B/RED 3-2-3
- Distribution: San Gabriel Mountains (Mill Creek Summit)
- Natural Habitat: Rocky outcrops, chaparral, to 5000'
- Care and Maintenance
- With proper placement, manzanitas require little maintenance. Selectively prune to remove dead branches or to reveal structure. Avoid unnecessary pruning. Manzanitas are prone to branch die-back, caused by a naturally occurring fungal pathogen. When removing dead branches, sterilize pruning shears with alcohol between cuts to prevent the spread of the disease.
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