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Arctostaphylos purissima


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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 3 ft (1 m)

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

Features: White bell-shaped flowers in clusters at branch tips

Uses: Ground cover Spillover planting Rock gardens

Zones: 8?10

Description: Evergreen unless subject to prolonged drought, this shrub from western North America usually has a low spreading habit but can mound to as much as 3?ft (1 m) high. It has small, deep green, pointed oval leaves on red stems. Tiny, white, bell-shaped flower

Growth Habit: Spreading habit

Comments: Becomes semi-deciduous during droughts

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