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Arctostaphylos cushingiana

Mound Manzanita.

Santa Margarita, CA
Size Quantity Price
Five Gallon 0 $ 44.99
One Gallon -9 $ 9.99
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This species is now considered Arctostaphylos glandulosa ssp. cushingiana. A sprawling evergreen shrub to 2' tall and 6' wide, with fuzzy (fine tomentose) stems, and gray foliage, Mouse Mound Manzanita can be used as a groundcover plant for fairly dry spots. It prefers sun and little water after established in coastal gardens but inland it likes a little extra water in the winter. It is native from San Luis Obispo County to Marin County in higher chaparral elevations, and the rainfall can be to up to 70 inches per year. This plant has done well in the ground here and looks good in containers. Some of its associates are Quercus agrifolia, Arbutus menziesii, Umbellularia californica, Ceanothus papillosus, Garrya elliptica and Cercocarpus betuloides.

Arctostaphylos cushingiana tolerates clay.
Arctostaphylos cushingiana is great for a bird garden.
Arctostaphylos cushingiana's foliage color is gray and type is evergreen.
Arctostaphylos cushingiana's flower color is white.
Arctostaphylos cushingiana's fruit is edible.

Communities for Arctostaphylos cushingiana:Chaparral and Coastal Sage Scrub.

ph: 6.00 to 8.00
usda: 6 to 10
height[m]: 0.50 to 1.00
width[m]: 0.50 to 2.00
rainfall[cm]: 50.00 to 100.00

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