Arctostaphylos glandulosa ssp. zacaensis
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Botanical Name: Arctostaphylos glandulosa ssp. zacaensis
Common Name: San Marcos Manzanita
- Low growing manzanita shrub recommended for small garden areas. Superior as bonsai. Attracts birds and butterflies. Likes some extra water in spring and summer.
- Plant Family: Ericaceae
- Plant Type: Groundcover
- Height by Width: 2' H x 3-4' W
- Growth Habit: Low, dense
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
- Growth Rate: Moderate - Slow
- Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
- Soil Preference: Well-draining
- Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
- Cold Hardy to: 32 degrees F
- Flower Season: Winter/Spring
- Flower Color: White
- Endangered?: Not listed
- Distribution: Southern South Coast Range (Santa Lucia, San Rafael Mtns), western Peninsular Range, Baja, CA
- Natural Habitat: Rocky slopes, ridges, chaparral, woodland 900'-5,400'
- 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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