Arctostaphylos densiflora M.S. Baker
Vine Hill Manzanita
Ericaceae (Heath Family)
USDA Symbol: ARDE2
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: 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
Fruit Type: Drupe
Size Class: 3-6 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr
Native Distribution: Grows wild only in Sonoma County, California.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
BenefitUse 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 InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
BibliographyBibref 1218 - Tending the Wild: Native American Knowledge and the Management of California's Natural Resources (2006) Anderson, M. Kat
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2008-10-20