Difference between revisions of "Arctostaphylos viscida ssp. mariposa"

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<h3>'''Botanical Name:''' ''Arctostaphylos viscida ssp. mariposa''<br>
 
<h3>'''Botanical Name:''' ''Arctostaphylos viscida ssp. mariposa''<br>
 
'''Common Name:''' Mariposa Manzanita</h3>
 
'''Common Name:''' Mariposa Manzanita</h3>
Beautiful specimen! Gray-green leaves, dark red bark. One of the best manzanitas. Good under pines. Flowers attract hummingbirds. Does not tolerate garden water, especially once established. Tough as nails.<br>
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:This beautiful manzanita is native to the Sierra Nevada. It would make a lovely specimen plant, especially in a high elevation garden. Given its native habitat, it would probably do well near or under pines.
  
 
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'''Plant Family:''' Ericaceae
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:'''Plant Family:''' Ericaceae
  
'''Plant Type:''' Shrub
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:'''Plant Type:''' Shrub
  
'''Height by Width:''' 6'-10' H x 3'-6' W
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:'''Height by Width:''' 10-15' H x 6-10' W
  
'''Growth Habit:''' Dense and upright
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:'''Growth Habit:''' Tree-like
  
'''Deciduous/Evergreen:''' Evergreen
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:'''Deciduous/Evergreen:''' Evergreen
  
'''Growth Rate:''' Slow
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:'''Growth Rate:''' Slow
  
'''Sun Exposure:''' Full to part sun
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:'''Sun Exposure:''' Full to part sun
  
'''Soil Preference:''' Well-draining, acidic
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:'''Soil Preference:''' Well-draining
  
'''Water Requirements:''' Drought-tolerant to occasional
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:'''Water Requirements:''' Drought-tolerant
  
'''Cold Hardy to:''' 15 degrees F
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:'''Cold Hardy to:''' 5500'
  
'''Flower Season:''' Winter/Spring
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:'''Flower Season:''' Winter
  
'''Flower Color:''' White to light pink
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:'''Flower Color:''' Pink
  
'''Endangered?''' Not listed
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:'''Endangered?:'''  
  
'''Distribution:''' Sierra Nevada
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:'''Distribution:''' Sierra Nevada
  
"'''Natural Habitat:''' Rocky slopes, woodland, chaparral, coniferous forest
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:'''Natural Habitat:''' Rocky slopes, woodland, chaparral, coniferous forest. Elevation: 1800-5500'
  
Elevation: 1800-5600'"
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[[Image:hummingbird_iconA.jpg]] [[Image:songbird_iconA.jpg]] [[Image:butterfly_iconA.jpg]]
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'''Hummingbirds:''' TRUE<br>
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:'''Care and Maintenance'''<br>
'''Birds:''' TRUE<br>
 
'''Under Oaks:''' FALSE<br>
 
'''Butterflies:''' TRUE<br>
 
'''Clay:''' FALSE<br>
 
'''Aromatic:''' FALSE<br>
 
'''Slope/Erosion:''' TRUE<br>
 
'''Container:''' FALSE<br>
 
  
  
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:'''History'''<br>
  
'''Care and Maintenance'''<br>
 
  
'''History'''<br>
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:'''Other Names'''<br>
  
'''Other Names'''<br>
 
  
'''Links'''<br>
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:'''Links'''<br>

Latest revision as of 05:26, 7 April 2009

Botanical Name: Arctostaphylos viscida ssp. mariposa
Common Name: Mariposa Manzanita

This beautiful manzanita is native to the Sierra Nevada. It would make a lovely specimen plant, especially in a high elevation garden. Given its native habitat, it would probably do well near or under pines.

Plant Family: Ericaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 10-15' H x 6-10' W
Growth Habit: Tree-like
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Slow
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant
Cold Hardy to: 5500'
Flower Season: Winter
Flower Color: Pink
Endangered?:
Distribution: Sierra Nevada
Natural Habitat: Rocky slopes, woodland, chaparral, coniferous forest. Elevation: 1800-5500'

Hummingbird iconA.jpg Songbird iconA.jpg Butterfly iconA.jpg


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History


Other Names


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