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botanical name:
Arctostaphylos andersonii
Arctostaphylos andersonii © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Santa Cruz Manzanita
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 2.00m
width: 2.00m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: pink
fruit colour: brown
stem/bark: brown
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -12°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
description:
Spreading evergreen shrub. Ovate to rounded, leathery greyish green leaves. Smooth very dark reddish-brown bark. Pendant clusters of small, urn-shaped, pink or white flowers in early spring, followed in late summer by round dark brown fruits.



cultivation:
Moist, well drained, lime-free soil in full sun or part shade.

propagation:
By seed or semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.

other notes:
Native to California, USA.
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