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Arctostaphylos manzanita

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Botanical Name: Arctostaphylos manzanita
Common Name: Common Manzanita

Tree-like growth. Grows well in heavy soils. Tolerates occasional summer water. Highly recommended as specimen. Good under pines.

Plant Family: Ericaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 10-25' H x 18' W
Growth Habit: Tree-like
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Slow
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable, acidic
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 10 degrees F
Flower Season: Winter/Spring
Flower Color: White to pink
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Southern Outer North Coast Range, Inner North Coast Range, Foothill of the Cascade Range, North and Central Foothills of Sierra Nevada, San Francisco Bay
Natural Habitat: Slopes, chaparral, rocky soils, woodland, forest

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