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Arctostaphylos rainbowensis

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Botanical Name: Arctostaphylos rainbowensis
Common Name: Rainbow Manzanita

Very rare and endangered throughout its range due to agricultural development. Endemic to California. This a lower growing shrub that forms a mound. Flowers attract hummingbirds. This manzanita is sometimes sold as A. penninsularis.

Plant Family: Ericaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 3-5' H x 6' W
Growth Habit: Mounding
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Slow
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Winter/Spring
Flower Color: White
Endangered?: List 1B/ RED 3-3-3
Distribution: Riverside, San Diego Co.
Natural Habitat: Chaparral. Elevation: 600 - 1800'

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