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La Panza Manzanita
Arctostaphylos pilosula
  
About La Panza Manzanita (Arctostaphylos pilosula) 2 Nurseries Carry This Plant La Panza Manzanita (Arctostaphylos pilosula) is a rare native shrub in the Ericaceae (Heath) family that grows in the Central Coast region, primarily in San Luis Obispo County. Due to its restricted range it is included on CNPS list 1B.2. It tends to grow in sandstone outcrops, at elevations from sea level to 1,300 feet. As with other species from this region, La Panza Manzanita is exposed to a very mild climate with some summer moisture provided by fog drip.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Shrub

Size
Size
3.3 - 7 ft tall
7 ft wide

Dormancy
Dormancy
Evergreen

Flower Color
Flower Color
White

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Winter, Spring

Wildlife Supported
 
Insects and hummingbirds are attracted to the flowers. Other birds are attracted to the fruits

 
Butterflies & moths hosted ( 38 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Part Shade, Full Sun

Moisture
Moisture
Very Low

Summer Irrigation
Summer Irrigation
Max 2x / month once established

Nurseries
Nurseries

Cold Tolerance
Cold Tolerance
Tolerates cold to 20° F

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast, Medium, Slow

Soil Description
Soil Description
Usually sandy with an underlying hardpan. Soil PH: 6.0 - 7.0

Common uses
Common uses
Hedges, Bird Gardens, Hummingbird Gardens, Bee Gardens

Propagation
Propagation?
Seeds or cuttings

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Sandstone outcrops near the coast in San Luis Obispo County

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 14.9" - 33.3", Summer Precipitation: 0.17" - 0.53", Coldest Month: 41.3" - 53.2", Hottest Month: 67.6" - 76.2", Humidity: 0.47" - 23.82", Elevation: -24" - 3538"

Alternative Names
Botanical Names: Arctostaphylos wellsii
Common Names: Santa Margarita Manzanita


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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