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Arctostaphylos hooveri
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Hoover's Manzanita
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Arctostaphylos hooveri

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About Hoover's Manzanita (Arctostaphylos hooveri) Arctostaphylos hooveri, the Santa Lucia Manzanita, is a plant species endemic to the Santa Lucia Mountains in Monterey County, California. It grows in woodlands and in chaparral scrub-land at elevations of 900-1200 m. Arctostaphylos hooveriis a shrub or tree up to 8 m tall. Leaves are egg-shaped, whitish with wax, up to 6 cm long. Flowers are white, conical to urn-shaped, in branched panicles. Fruits are spherical or nearly so, about 8 mm in diameter.
Plant Description
Plant Type

Max. Height
6.6 - 26.3 ft (2 - 8 m)


Flower Color
Pink, White

Native Status
Natural Setting
Elevation ?
21' - 5059'

Annual Precip. ?
6.1" - 51.1"

Summer Precip. ?
0.23" - 1.36"

Coldest Month ?
40.8° F - 50.2° F

Hottest Month ?
59.1° F - 77.3° F

Humidity ?
0.71 vpd - 30.78 vpd

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Hummingbird Gardens, Bee Gardens

Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

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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