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Tom's Point Bearberry Manzanita
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi 'Tom's Point'
  
About Tom's Point Bearberry Manzanita (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi 'Tom's Point') 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Grows best in sandy, coarse-grained or other fast draining soil. Prefers sun in coastal sites, and part shade in inland sites. Selected for the garden. Introduced by Tilden Botanic Garden.
Thanks to the Theodore Payne Foundation for sharing information about this plant.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Shrub

Size
Size
.5 - 1 ft tall
4 - 5 ft wide

Form
Form
prostrate

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Moderate

Dormancy
Dormancy
Evergreen

Flower Color
Flower Color
White, Pink

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Winter, Spring

Wildlife Supported
 
Insects and hummingbirds are attracted to the flowers. Other fruit and seed eating birds are attracted to the fruits.

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun, Part shade

Moisture
Moisture
Low, Moderate

Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Very Easy

Cold Tolerance
Cold Tolerance
25

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast

Soil Description
Soil Description
sandy, coarse-grained or other fast draining soils. Tolerates Serpentine Soil. Soil PH: 4.0 - 7.0

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

Maintenance
Maintenance
Prune as needed to contain spread

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
1*, 4, 5, 6*, 7*, 14*, 15, 16, 17, 19*, 20*, 21*, 22*, 23*, 24*

Site Characteristics

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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