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Xylococcus bicolor

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Xylococcus bicolor

Species Name: Xylococcus bicolor
Common Name: Mission Manzanita

Distinctive appearance with dark green leaves held upright. Pretty urn-shaped flowers. Often found near Engelmann Oaks.

Plant Family: Ericaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 8' H x 6' W
Growth Habit: Rounded
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining, rocky
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to infrequent
Cold Hardy to: 20 degrees F
Flower Season: Winter/Spring
Flower Color: White/pink
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: South Coast Ranges, Santa Catalina Island, Northern Baja
Natural Habitat: Chaparral below 2,000'

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