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Kings Mtn. Manzanita
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About Kings Mtn. Manzanita (Arctostaphylos regismontana) Arctostaphylos regismontana is a species of manzanita known by the common name Kings Mountain manzanita. It is endemic to California, where it is known from the northern slopes of the Santa Cruz Mountains in the southern San Francisco Bay Area. It can be found in chaparral and broadleaf and coniferous forest on granite and sandstone soils. This is an erect shrub reaching over two meters in height and known to exceed four meters. It is bristly and hairy, exuding sticky resins. It has a dense foliage of curved oval-shaped leaves which are greenish in color and fuzzy and sticky in texture. They are smooth or toothed along the edges and up to 6 centimeters long. The flower cluster is an open cluster of conical manzanita flowers each one half to one centimeter long. The fruit is a hairy, sticky drupe.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Shrub

Max. Height
13 ft (4 m)

Flower Color
White, Pink

Flowering Season
Spring, Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter


Native Status
Natural Setting
Site Type
Granite and sandstone outcrops

Sun
Sun

Elevation ?
290' - 2218'

Annual Precip. ?
26.9" - 40.1"

Summer Precip. ?
0.27" - 0.62"

Coldest Month ?
46.4° F - 48.9° F

Hottest Month ?
64.2° F - 72.3° F

Humidity ?
0.78 vpd - 17.86 vpd

Drainage
Fast

Landscaping Information
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

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


Common uses
Deer Resistant, Bird Gardens, Hummingbird Gardens, Bee Gardens

Nursery Availability
Rarely Available

Other Names
Common Names
Kings Mountain 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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