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botanical name:
Arctostaphylos rudis
Arctostaphylos rudis © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Sand Mesa Manzanita, Shag-bark Manzanita
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 2.00m
width: 1.00m
growth rate:
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: orange
stem/bark: brown
main season: All Year
edible symbol edible
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -12°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
description:
Open, bushy evergreen of variable size. Oval or obovate, downy, greyish-green leaves. Peeling reddish-brown bark. Pendant clusters of small, urn-shaped, pink-flushed, white flowers followed by large, orange, edible fruits.

cultivation:
Tough plant, tolerant of drought and salt, thrives near the sea.

usage:
Good for coastal gardens. May be planted as a hedge.

other notes:
Native of the Chaparral and old coastal sand dunes of California.
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