Arctostaphylos montaraensis
Common name: 
Montara Manzanita
Pronunciation: 
ark-tow-STAF-i-los mon-TARA-en-sis
Family: 
Ericaceae
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf evergreen shrub, 4-15 ft (1.2-4.5 m) tall, branches upright and twisted.  Bark reddish, shedding.  Leaves alternate, simple, upright in tight, overlapping clusters at ends of branches, heart-shaped, 5-10 cm long, leathery, base rounded to lobed, margin entire or slightly toothed.  Flowers small, white to pinkish, in dense clusters at ends of branches.  Fruit 6–-7 mm wide, glandular-hairy, reddish-green, in clusters, present April-June.
  • Sun or part shade.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 9?    Native to California, found on Montara Mountain, south of San Francisco.
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