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Arctostaphylos patula

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Arctostaphylos patula
Arctostaphylos patula

Botanical Name: Arctostaphylos patula
Common Name: Greenleaf Manzanita

Beautiful manzanita found in the San Gabriel and San Bernardino Mtns. Likes seasonal moisture and snow. Has glossy red-brown bark and bright green leaves. Recommended for high elevations. Commonly found in the Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead area.

Plant Family: Ericaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 3-6' H x 4-8' W
Growth Habit: Dense, spreading
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Slow
Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Soil Preference: Well-draining, acidic
Water Requirements: Occasional to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 0 degrees F
Flower Season: Winter/Spring
Flower Color: Pink
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: High North Coast Range, High Cascade Range, High Sierra Nevada, San Gabriel Mtns, San Bernardino Mtns, San Jacinto Range, Baja
Natural Habitat: Open, coniferous forest from elevations: 2400- 11000'.

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