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Arctostaphylos silvicola

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Botanical Name: Arctostaphylos silvicola
Common Name: Bonny Doon Manzanita, Silverlead Manzanita

Erect, silver-gray shrub. Good specimen, very ornamental. Requires good drainage. Good under pines. Flowers attract hummingbirds. Endangered and threatened by mining and urbanization. Endemic to California.

Plant Family: Ericaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 8' H x 6' W
Growth Habit: Shrub
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Slow
Sun Exposure: Coast: full sun; Inland: part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining, acidic
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Winter/Spring
Flower Color: White
Endangered?: List 1B / RED 2-2-3
Distribution: Southern Santa Cruz Mountains
Natural Habitat: Marine sand deposits. Chaparral, closed-cone coniferous forest, lower montane coniferous forest. Elevation: 360 - 1800'.

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