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Arctostaphylos mewukka

Indian Manzanita.

We currently do not grow this plant.

This manzanita species is an evergreen shrub, 3-8' tall, native to the central Sierra Nevada from 2500-6000' elevation. A crown sprouter, it will regrow from the live root system after fires and so is indispensable, and aids in gradually revegetating slopes and reducing erosion. Its new growth bronzy -red turning grey green as the foliage ages. Not very hardy nor garden tolerant compared to others, I'd guess about 0-5 degrees F. is about as low as it can go. It would be useful in a chaparral planting to add diversity.


Arctostaphylos mewukka is great for a bird garden.
Arctostaphylos mewukka's foliage color is reddish-green and type is evergreen.
Arctostaphylos mewukka's flower color is white.
Arctostaphylos mewukka's fruit is edible.

Communities for Arctostaphylos mewukka:Chaparral, Mixed-evergreen Forest and Yellow Pine Forest.

ph: 5.00 to 7.00
usda: 8 to 10
height[m]: 1.00 to 2.50
width[m]: 1.00 to 1.00
rainfall[cm]: 66.00 to 125.00

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