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Hoary Manzanita
Arctostaphylos canescens
  
About Hoary Manzanita (Arctostaphylos canescens) 1 Nurseries Carry This Plant Arctostaphylos canescens is a species of manzanita known by the common name hoary manzanita. It is native to the coastal mountain ranges of southwestern Oregon and northern California, where it grows in forest and chaparral plant communities. This is a shrub varying in shape from short and matted to spreading near two meters in height. Smaller branches and twigs are hairy to woolly. The smooth-edged leaves are oval in shape and pointed at the tip, woolly to rough and waxy, and up to 5 centimeters long. The plant blooms in dense flower clusters of whitish urn-shaped manzanita flowers which are woolly inside. The fruit is a hairy drupe 0.5 to 1 centimeter wide.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Shrub

Size
Size
3.5 - 7 ft tall

Dormancy
Dormancy
Evergreen

Flower Color
Flower Color
Pink, White

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Winter, Spring

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun, Part Shade

Nurseries
Nurseries

Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Common uses
Common uses
Hedges, Hummingbird Gardens, Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Ridges, slopes,

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 6.9" - 136.5", Summer Precipitation: 0.20" - 4.68", Coldest Month: 36.1" - 53.5", Hottest Month: 53.8" - 77.6", Humidity: 0.01" - 25.62", Elevation: -26" - 6808"


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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