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Arctostaphylos myrtifolia

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Botanical Name: Arctostaphylos myrtifolia
Common Name: Ione Manzanita

This is a good manzanita for difficult conditions--acidic hard pan, clay, or sand. Endangered and threatened by mining and development. Endemic to California. Flowers attract hummingbirds.

Plant Family: Ericaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 1-3' H x 1-3' W
Growth Habit: Shrub
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Slow
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Winter/Spring
Flower Color: White
Endangered?: List 1B/RED 2-2-3
Distribution: Sierra Nevada Foothills (Amador and Calaveras counties)
Natural Habitat: Acidic sandy or clay soils, chaparral, woodland. Elevation: 180 - 1500'.

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