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Arctostaphylos spp


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Scientific Name Arctostaphylos spp
Principal Common Name Manzanita
Common Name(s) Bearberry
Description This a very large group of native plants varying from creeping ground covers to treelike shrubs. All have white to pink urn-shaped flowers in clusters. Berry-like fruit attracts birds. Most have crooked branches with smooth red to purple bark.
General Comments This is a very large genus of plants and characteristics, form and size vary greatly. It is important to know which Artostaphylos you are growing.
Nativity Western US
Height Range 1 - 12 FT
Spread Range 1 - 6 FT
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones 4 : 5 : 6 : 7 : 8 : 9 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones 7a : 7b : 8a : 8b : 9a : 9b : 10a : 10b
Leaf Color Dark Green : Gray-Green : Light Green : Medium Green
Leaf Texture Glossy : Medium : Smooth
Form Groundcover : Shrub : Small Tree
Flower Color Pink : White : White with a blush of pink
Flower Time Spring : Winter
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun) : Light Shade
Soil Preferences Acid : Rocky : Sandy : Well-drained
Watering Preferences Drought Tolerant : Medium : Sparse
Outstanding Features Attracts Birds : Bark : Berries : Color : Drought tolerant : Fire Resistant : Flower : Foliage : Form : Poor Soil tolerant

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