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Arctostaphylos viscida

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Botanical Name: Arctostaphylos viscida
Common Name: Sticky Whiteleaf Manzanita

Flowers attract hummingbirds.

Plant Family: Ericaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 6-10' H x 3-8' W
Growth Habit: Shrub, tree-like
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?: Not Listed
Distribution: Northwestern CA, Cascade Range Foothills, Sierra Nevada
Natural Habitat: Rocky slopes, woodland, chaparral, coniferous forests. Elevation: 500' - 4500'.

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