Home
Advanced Search Map Locator
View Settings
Nurseries Carrying this Plant Add Current Plant To List Edit Current Plant
Show all Photos

Butterflies My Plant Lists Nurseries Planting Guide Contact Calscape About Calscape
Tap map to see plants native to location
Order by Popularity Order by Common Name Order by Scientific Name Order by # of Butterflies Hosted
Show nursery cultivars Hide nursery cultivars
Show plants not in nurseries Hide plants not in nurseries
Grid view Text view
Loading....
Pringle Manzanita
Arctostaphylos pringlei
  
About Pringle Manzanita (Arctostaphylos pringlei) 3 Nurseries Carry This Plant Mexican Manzanita is a uncommon native shrub in the Ericaceae (Heath) family that grows in Southern California, primarily in the Peninsular Range region. It tends to grow as part of the chaparral community on rocky slopes, at elevations from 3900-7900 feet. It has gray green leaves with typical urn-shaped pink or white flowers. It is great for a bird garden. There is one recognized subspecies, ssp. drupacea, which is known as Pink-bracted Manzanita or Idyllwild Manzanita.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Shrub

Size
Size
16 ft tall
12 ft wide

Dormancy
Dormancy
Evergreen

Flower Color
Flower Color
Pink, White

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Winter, Spring

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

 

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture
Moisture
Very Low

Summer Irrigation
Summer Irrigation
Max 1x / month once established

Nurseries
Nurseries

Cold Tolerance
Cold Tolerance
Tolerates cold to 5° F

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast

Soil Description
Soil Description
Rocky, gravelly. Soil PH: 5.5 - 7.5

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

Propagation
Propagation?
By seed or cuttings

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Rocky slopes at middle elevations in the Peninsular Range

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 10.3" - 39.8", Summer Precipitation: 0.24" - 3.21", Coldest Month: 27.7" - 55.3", Hottest Month: 53.5" - 80.8", Humidity: 2.29" - 30.96", Elevation: 310" - 10074"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Idyllwild Manzanita, Pink-bracted 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


Sign in to your Calscape Account X




Once signed in, you'll be able to access any previously saved plant lists or create new ones.

Email Address
Password

Sign In