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Konocti Common Manzanita Back to Plant Page
Arctostaphylos manzanita ssp. elegans

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About Konocti Common Manzanita (Arctostaphylos manzanita ssp. elegans) Konocti Common Manzanita (Arctostaphylos manzanita ssp. elegans) is a rare native shrub that grows in Central and Northern California, primarily in the North Coast and North Coast Range regions. It tends to grow in slopes and rocky places, at elevations from 2000-4600 feet.
Plant Description
Plant Type

Max. Height
26 ft (7.9 m)


Flower Color
Pink, White

Native Status
Natural Setting
Site Type
Slopes, rocky places

Sun, Part Shade

Elevation ?
71' - 6943'

Annual Precip. ?
22.9" - 70.9"

Summer Precip. ?
0.35" - 1.79"

Coldest Month ?
36.1° F - 50.6° F

Hottest Month ?
53.5° F - 74.9° F

Humidity ?
0.72 vpd - 24.49 vpd

Sunset Zones ?
7, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19

Landscaping Information
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Common uses
Hummingbird Gardens, Bee Gardens

Nursery Availability
Rarely Available

Other Names
Common Names
Konocti 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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