Arctostaphylos tomentosa ssp. tomentosa
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Botanical Name: Arctostaphylos tomentosa ssp. tomentosa
Common Name: Wooly-Leaf Manzanita
- This uncommon manzanita has smooth gray bark. Does best near coast in chaparral or among pine forest. Excellent medium size shrub for hummingbirds and wildlife such as quail.
- Plant Family: Ericaceae
- Plant Type: Shrub
- Height by Width: 3-8' H x 5' W
- Growth Habit: Upright, multi-branching
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
- Growth Rate: Slow
- Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
- Soil Preference: Well-draining, acidic
- Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
- Cold Hardy to: 25 degrees F
- Flower Season: Spring
- Flower Color: White
- Endangered?: Not listed
- Distribution: Central and South Coast (Monterey and San Luis Obispo Counties)
- Natural Habitat: Sandy soils, chaparral, coniferous forest below 660'
- Care and Maintenance
- Introduced into cultivation in California by Theodore Payne.
- From California Native Plants, Theodore Payne's 1941 catalog: "Small spreading shrub 2 to 4 feet high with somewhat downy stems and leaves. White or pale pink flowers appearing profusely in winter or spring. Very desirable for dry places, especially where a small shrub is required. Gallon cans, 75c."
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