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Arctostaphylos densiflora (Vine hill manzanita) | NPIN

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Arctostaphylos densiflora

Vine Hill manzanita

Ericaceae (Heath Family)

USDA Symbol: arde2

USDA Native Status:


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub , Shrub
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Lanceolate , Ovate
Leaf Margin: Entire
Leaf Base: Cuneate
Leaf Texture: Leathery
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual , Flowers Bisexual , Monoecious
Inflorescence: Panicle
Fruit Type: Drupe
Size Class: 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr


Native Distribution: Grows wild only in Sonoma County, California.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade


Use Food: Manzanita berries were used to make a refreshing, cider-like drink by indigenous peoples.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Attracts: Birds , Butterflies
Nectar Source: yes

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA

From the Archive

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Arctostaphylos densiflora in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Arctostaphylos densiflora in the Flora of North America (if available)
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Record Modified: 2008-10-20
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