Arctostaphylos wellsii

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Botanical Name: Arctostaphylos wellsii
Common Name: Pismo Manzanita or Well's Manzanita

Beautiful grey foliage and red bark. Rare and threatened by urbanization. Endemic to California. Needs good drainage.

Plant Family: Ericaceae

Plant Type: Shrub

Height by Width: 6' H x 4-6' W

Growth Habit: Shrub

Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen

Growth Rate: Slow

Sun Exposure: Full to part sun

Soil Preference: Well-draining

Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional

Cold Hardy to: 0

Flower Season: Winter/Spring

Flower Color: White

Endangered? List 1B / 2-3-3

Distribution: Hills southeast of San Luis Obispo

Natural Habitat: Closed-cone coniferous forest, sandstone outcrops, chaparral. Elevation: 90 -1200'.

Hummingbirds: TRUE
Birds: TRUE
Under Oaks: FALSE
Butterflies: TRUE
Aromatic: FALSE
Slope/Erosion: TRUE
Container: FALSE

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