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Arctostaphylos pechoensis

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Botanical Name: Arctostaphylos pechoensis
Common Name: Pecho Manzanita

Endangered and threatened by urbanization. Found only in California. Beautiful medium- sized manzanita for a dry area. Flowers attract hummingbirds. Best near the coast.

Plant Family: Ericaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 3' H x 5' W
Growth Habit: Compact, low and spreading
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Slow
Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable, acidic
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 35 degrees F
Flower Season: Winter/Spring
Flower Color: White/Pink
Endangered?: List 1B/RED2-2-3
Distribution: Pecho Hills southwest of San Luis Obispo
Natural Habitat: Closed-cone coniferous forest, chaparral, coastal scrub. Siliceous shale from 500-2700'

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