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Arctostaphylos viridissima

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Arctostaphylos viridissima
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Arctostaphylos viridissima

Botanical Name: Arctostaphylos viridissima
Common Name: White-haired or Santa Cruz Manzanita

Rare. Endangered in a portion of its range. Light green foliage, with new growth tinged red. Good choice for planting with pines. Tolerates garden conditions. Flowers attract hummingbirds.

Plant Family: Ericaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 2-8' H x 8' W
Growth Habit: Upright, multi-branching
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Slow
Sun Exposure: Full sun, Inland: Part Sun"
Soil Preference: Well-draining, acidic
Water Requirements: Occasional to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 35 degrees F
Flower Season: Winter/Spring
Flower Color: White
Endangered?: List 4 / RED 1-2-3
Distribution: Eastern portions of Santa Cruz Island
Natural Habitat: Closed-cone coniferous forest, Rocky shale chaparral. Elevation: 300 - 1500'.

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