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Arctostaphylos glandulosa ssp. glandulosa

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About Eastwood Manzanita (Arctostaphylos glandulosa ssp. glandulosa) Arctostaphylos glandulosa ssp glandulos, or Eastwood Manzanita is a beautiful low growing manzanita that grows primarily in the western foothills and mountain ranges of California. It tends to grow in rocky outcrops, slopes and ridges, at elevations from 1000-6200 feet. Very diverse with many varieties; a common species of disagreement among botanists. Leaf colors vary from a vibrant yellow-green, to grey green, to dark green depending on the season and amount of water. Flowers are white to light pink and attract hummingbirds. Bark is red and become gnarled with age. When burned, this plant resprouts from its basal burl and can reach very old ages.

It seems to do best if planted in the spring, when it can grow quickly and establish itself before the dry summer months. It handles weekly water for the first year after planting, after which it's best to naturalize. Plant on slopes or well draining flats. It will look green and vibrant year round if it can stretch its roots out to a nearby damper spot or irrigated area. It likes sun or part shade.
Plant Description
Plant Type

Max. Height
3 - 10 ft (0.9 - 3 m)

Max. Width
3 - 10 ft (0.9 - 3.0 m)



Growth Rate
Moderate, Slow


Leaves are usually spade shaped or oval, hairy, and range in color from vibrant yellow-green, to grey green, to dark green depending on the season and amount of water. New leaves often have pink or red edges. Older leaves often have yellow edges.

Flower Color
Pink, White, Yellow, Green, Red

Flowering Season
Spring, Winter

Native Status

Natural Setting
Site Type
Rocky outcrops, slopes, ridges

Sun, Part Shade

Elevation ?
7' - 6811'

Annual Precip. ?
11.2" - 129.6"

Summer Precip. ?
0.14" - 3.96"

Coldest Month ?
37.7° F - 54.2° F

Hottest Month ?
54.3° F - 80.8° F

Humidity ?
0.01 vpd - 29.80 vpd

Soil Description
Rocky, well draining soil

Soil PH
6 - 8


Cold Tolerance(° F)
Tolerates cold to -10 - 0° F

Sunset Zones ?
5, 7, 14, 15*, 16*, 17*, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Wildlife Attracted
Hummingbirds, bees

Landscaping Information
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Water Requirement ?
Very Low
Extremely Low
Very Low
Moderate - High

Seldom Used

Max. Summer Water ?
No Summer Water, 1x/month
No Summer Water
Keep moist

Organic with Rocks

Common uses
Bird Gardens, Hummingbird Gardens, Bee Gardens

Nursery Availability
Sometimes Available

Other Names
Botanical Names
Arctostaphylos glandulosa ssp. zacaensis

Common Names
Eastwood's 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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