Arctostaphylos bakeri subsp. bakeri
Common name: 
Baker Manzanita
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Arctostaphylos stanfordiana subsp. bakeri
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
  • Evergreen shrub, about 3-10 ft (1-3 m) tall, stem erect, twigs glandular-bristly.  Leaves alternate, simple, spreading or erect, generally elliptic, some oblong-ovate or widely ovate, blade 1–3 cm long and 1–2 cm wide, finely glandular-bristly, base wedge-shaped, rounded to truncate, margin entire, dark green; petiole 3-–6 mm; with hairs like twig hairs.  Flowers in 2-5 branches clusters, pinkish.  Fruit 8-–10 mm wide, somewhat globose, glabrous, brownish-red.
  • Sun, even on nutrient-poor serpentine soil.  Considered a handsome shrub for northern California.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 6    Native to California, outer North Coast Ranges (between Camp Meeker and Occidental, Sonoma County).  A. bakeri 'Louis Edmunds' available in California nurseries.  Reportedly has good tolerance to garden watering.
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