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Arctostaphylos otayensis

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Arctostaphylos otayensis
Arctostaphylos otayensis
Arctostaphylos otayensis
Arctostaphylos otayensis

Botanical Name: Arctostaphylos otayensis
Common Name: Otay Manzanita

Rare. Smooth red bark. Handles both hot, cold and dry conditions. Good background shrub in woodland garden. Flowers attract hummingbirds.

Plant Family: Ericaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 5'-15' H x 5'-9' W
Growth Habit: Open branching, dense form
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Slow
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Infrequent to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Winter/Spring
Flower Color: White
Endangered?: List 1B/RED 3-2-3
Distribution: Southwest Peninsular Range Mountains near San Diego
Natural Habitat: Volcanic rock outcrops, chaparral, woodland, Elevation: 1500-5200'

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