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Arctostaphylos rudis Burton Beauty Manzanita

ShagBark Manzanita and Sand Mesa Manzanita.

Santa Margarita, CA
Size Quantity Price
Five Gallon 0 $ 44.99
One Gallon -5 $ 14.99
Plants in production
One Gallon 36 --
Arctostaphylos rudis 'Burton Beauty' looks a bit like a columnar Howard McMinn.  However, unlike Howard McMinn that grows in northern California in clay soil and moderate rainfall, Burton Beauty grows in very low rainfall (10 in) in sand.

This is a shagless shagbark manzanita that grows (grew?) in sand on hard pan in Burton Mesa in Lompoc. The plant looks very much like a densiflora Manzanita, but it will grow in beach sand with little care. It is a nice dark green with reddish hues and is about 5' tall and 3' wide. Burton Beauty is good for a small specimen Manzanita for a corner, or if you want some green along a long narrow bed against a fence or wall. It is not a Manzanita for heavy clay.

Arctostaphylos rudis Burton Beauty Manzanita tolerates sand.
Arctostaphylos rudis Burton Beauty Manzanita is great for a bird garden.
Arctostaphylos rudis Burton Beauty Manzanita's foliage color is reddish-green and type is evergreen.
Arctostaphylos rudis Burton Beauty Manzanita's flower color is white.
Arctostaphylos rudis Burton Beauty Manzanita's fruit is edible.

Communities for Arctostaphylos rudis Burton Beauty Manzanita:Chaparral and Coastal Sage Scrub.

ph: 5.00 to 7.50
usda: 7 to 10
height[m]: 1.00 to 3.00
width[m]: 1.00 to 2.00
rainfall[cm]: 30.00 to 100.00

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