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Botanical Name: Arctostaphylos rudis
Common Name: Sand Mesa Manzanita
- An easy manzanita to grow in coastal gardens. Red-brown bark is shredded. Endangered in a portion of its range. Endemic to California. Flowers attract hummingbirds.
- Plant Family: Ericaceae
- Plant Type: Shrub
- Height by Width: 3'-6' H x 3'-6' W
- Growth Habit: Dense shrub
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
- Growth Rate: Slow
- Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
- Soil Preference: Well-draining
- Water Requirements: Infrequent to moderate
- Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
- Flower Season: Winter/Spring
- Flower Color: White
- Endangered?: List 1B / RED 2-2-3
- Distribution: Southern portions of Central Coast; Nipomo, Burton mesas, Point Sal, sw San Luis Obispo, nw Santa Barbara Co.
- Natural Habitat: Maritime Chaparral, Sandy Coastal Scrub. Elevation: 75 - 700'.
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