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Arctostaphylos tomentosa ssp. rosei

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Botanical Name: Arctostaphylos tomentosa ssp. rosei
Common Name: Rose's Manzanita

This uncommon manzanita has an open habit that reveals red bark that often peels and shreds as it ages. It is recommended as a bank cover. Flowers attract hummingbirds.

Plant Family: Ericaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 4' H x 8' W
Growth Habit: Open
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: Pink
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Lake Merced, San Francisco County, Monterey County, Mount Tamalpais
Natural Habitat: Sandy soils, chaparral below 3300'

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