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Arctostaphylos myrtifolia


Order: Ericales
   Family: Ericaceae
            Genus: Arctostaphylos
                        Specie: Arctostaphylos myrtifolia

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 4 ft (1.2 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained lime-free soil in a sunny position

Features: Reddish bark; white to pink flowers in winter

Uses: Containers Shrub borders

Zones: 8?10

Description: This rare species is found in woodland and scrub in California?s Calaveras County near the famous Giant Sequoia groves. No more than 4 ft (1.2 m) tall, it has smooth reddish bark with a waxy bloom. The glossy bright green leaves are only about 1?2 in (12

Growth Habit: Dense habit

Comments: Not often seen in cultivation

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