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Toro Manzanita
Arctostaphylos montereyensis
  
About Toro Manzanita (Arctostaphylos montereyensis) 4 Nurseries Carry This Plant Arctostaphylos montereyensis is a species of manzanita known by the common names Monterey manzanita and Toro manzanita. It is endemic to Monterey County, California, where it is known from only a few occurrences around Fort Ord and Toro County Park near Salinas. It is a plant of maritime chaparral on sandy soils. This is a shrub reaching a maximum height between one and two meters, with bristly, hairy twigs. The dark green leaves are rough, bristly, and smooth-edged, sometimes with a waxy texture. They are 2 to 3 centimeters long and round to oval in shape. The flower cluster is a dense cluster of urn-shaped flowers, and the fruit is a bristly, hairy drupe about a centimeter wide.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Shrub

Size
Size
3.3 - 7 ft tall

Dormancy
Dormancy
Evergreen

Flower Color
Flower Color
White, Pink

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Winter, Spring

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture
Moisture
Very Low

Nurseries
Nurseries

Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast

Common uses
Common uses
Hedges, Bird Gardens, Hummingbird Gardens, Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Sandy places

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 14.6" - 41.1", Summer Precipitation: 0.18" - 0.79", Coldest Month: 41.2" - 49.7", Hottest Month: 59.1" - 75.7", Humidity: 0.76" - 23.65", Elevation: 36" - 3406"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Monterey 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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