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Pinemat Manzanita
Arctostaphylos nevadensis
  
About Pinemat Manzanita (Arctostaphylos nevadensis) 3 Nurseries Carry This Plant Arctostaphylos nevadensis is a species of manzanita known by the common name pinemat manzanita. It is native to western North America from Washington to California, where it grows in the coniferous forests of the inland and coastal mountain ranges. It is a dominant shrub in the mountain understory chaparral in many areas. This is a short, spreading shrub forming mats, tangles, or mounds less than half a meter tall. The larger branches have dull red bark and the twigs are generally woolly. Leaves are bright green and shiny, with few hairs especially along the edges. They measure 1 to 3 centimeters in length. The shrub blooms in spherical clusters of urn-shaped whitish manzanita flowers. The fruit is a spherical drupe about 7 millimeters wide. This species is cultivated as a chaparral landscaping plant and it is used to stabilize soil against erosion on mountain slopes. It is best grown in high elevation gardens with cold winters.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Shrub

Size
Size
1 - 2 ft tall
8 ft wide

Form
Form
Mounding, Spreading

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Slow

Dormancy
Dormancy
Evergreen

Flower Color
Flower Color
White

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Summer, Winter, Spring

Wildlife Supported
 
Various birds are attracted to the fruits

 
Butterflies & moths hosted ( 48 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Part Shade

Moisture
Moisture
Very Low

Summer Irrigation
Summer Irrigation
Never irrigate once established

Nurseries
Nurseries

Cold Tolerance
Cold Tolerance
Tolerates cold to -10° F

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast

Soil Description
Soil Description
Prefers well drained acidic soil. Soil PH: 4.0 - 7.0

Common uses
Common uses
Groundcovers, Bird Gardens, Hummingbird Gardens, Bee Gardens

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Rocky places at high elevations

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 14.7" - 156.3", Summer Precipitation: 0.44" - 5.95", Coldest Month: 10.8" - 49.8", Hottest Month: 34.1" - 74.1", Humidity: 0.02" - 22.04", Elevation: 13" - 14090"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Pine-mat 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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