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Arctostaphylos glandulosa ssp. gabrielensis

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About Eastwood Manzanita (Arctostaphylos glandulosa ssp. gabrielensis) Arctostaphylos gabrielensis is a species of manzanita known by the common name San Gabriel manzanita. It is endemic to one small area in the San Gabriel Mountains of Los Angeles County, California. It is generally a member of the chaparral plant community. This is a shrub growing to heights between one and two meters. It has an erect form with a large, spherical burl. Leaves are bright green, shiny, and mostly hairless. They are 2 to 4 centimeters long with smooth edges. The shrub blooms in dense flower clusters of urn-shaped manzanita flowers. The fruit is a rounded red drupe up to 14 millimeters wide.
Plant Description
Plant Type

Max. Height
3.3 - 7 ft (1 - 2.1 m)


Flower Color
Pink, White, Red

Native Status
Natural Setting
Site Type
Rocky outcrops,


Elevation ?
4092' - 6728'

Annual Precip. ?
20.4" - 50.0"

Summer Precip. ?
0.31" - 1.77"

Coldest Month ?
40.9° F - 50.1° F

Hottest Month ?
62.1° F - 72.0° F

Humidity ?
3.76 vpd - 21.32 vpd

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Hummingbird Gardens, Bee Gardens

Nursery Availability
Rarely Available

Other Names
Common Names
San Gabriel Manzanita

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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