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Greenleaf Manzanita

Heath Family (Ericaceae) Arctostaphylos patula
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Greenleaf Manzanita

Flower: White, aging to pink, urn-shaped

Blooms: February to July

Leaves: 1 to 2 inches, ovate to elliptical, leathery, entire margin

Height: Shrub up to 6 feet high

Stem: Reddish, smooth; roots at nodes that become covered with soil

Found: Dry, well-drained, sunny sites

Tidbits: Manzanita in Spanish means little apple. It is reportedly a good browse for mule deer. It serves as a valuable erosion retardant and can be seen sprouting from burls after a fire.

Greenleaf Manzanita courtesy of Ken and Leona Beatty
Greenleaf Manzanita
© 2001 Ken and Leona Beatty
 

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