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Otay Manzanita
Arctostaphylos otayensis
  
About Otay Manzanita (Arctostaphylos otayensis) 4 Nurseries Carry This Plant Otay Manzanita (Arctostaphylos otayensis) is a beautiful rare native shrub that grows in San Diego county in the the Otay Mountains of San Diego County, possibly extending into northern Baja. It is rare in the northern part of the Peninsular Range. Leaves are striking - light pink when new, and gray- green when mature. Flowers are white and bloom early and long. It tends to grow in stony slopes and volcanic rock outcrops, at elevations from 1000-4000 feet.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Shrub

Size
Size
3 - 8 ft tall
10 ft wide

Form
Form
Mounding, Rounded

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Moderate

Dormancy
Dormancy
Evergreen

Fragrance
Fragrance
None

Flower Color
Flower Color
Pink, White

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Winter, Spring

Wildlife Supported
 
Hummingbirds are attracted to the flowers. Other birds are attracted to the fruits and seeds.

 
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Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture
Moisture
Very Low

Summer Irrigation
Summer Irrigation
Max 2x / month once established

Nurseries
Nurseries

Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy, Fairly Difficult

Cold Tolerance
Cold Tolerance
Tolerates cold to 20° F

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Medium

Soil Description
Soil Description
Tolerates a variety of soils but probably performs best in coarse, well drained soil such as decomposed granite. Soil PH: 6.0 - 7.0

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

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Volcanic rock outcrops, rocky slopes

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 13.8" - 26.6", Summer Precipitation: 0.38" - 1.78", Coldest Month: 42.5" - 52.6", Hottest Month: 67.5" - 77.2", Humidity: 0.98" - 24.01", Elevation: 897" - 4863"


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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