Arctostaphylos refugioensis
Common name: 
Refugio Manzanita
Pronunciation: 
ark-tow-STAF-i-los ref-yooj-ee-oh-EN-sis
Family: 
Ericaceae
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf evergreen shrub, 6-13+ ft (2-4+ m) tall, erect stems, twigs densely and fine-bristled and may also have long, gland-tipped bristles.  Leaves strongly overlapping, clasping, 3-–4.5 cm long and 2-–3 cm wide, wide-oblong to oblong-ovate, base deeply lobed, tip acuminate to acute, margin entire or toothed, surfaces similar, dull green to reddish, glabrous, smooth, except the midrib may have fine bristles.  Flowers white to tinged with pink, urn-shaped, in small terminal clusters; starts blooming in late fall or early winter.  Fruit 10-15 mm wide, more or less spherical, shiny, red.
  • Sun and part sun, well-drained soil.  Reportedly tolerant of garden conditions.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone (7)8    Native to California, a chaparral plant of the outer South Coast Ranges and Western Transverse Ranges (Santa Ynez Mountains).
  • refugioensis: of or from the Refugio Pass, Santa Barbara County, California.
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