Arctostaphylos glandulosa ssp. crassifolia

Del Mar Manzanita

Plant family: Ericaceae - Heath

Rating:

Plant type: Shrub

Plant origin: N/A, California

 
Container Avail Qty Add to
My List
Price
One Gallon 370   16.99
Five gallon - Natural 0   59.95

Add to My List

Flower Color Light Pink
Blooming Season Spring, Winter
Height 5-15 feet
Spread 5-10 feet
Sun / Shade   
Monthly Water
> Learn More
Wildlife Friendliness Rating
Plant Community > Learn More

Coastal Sage Scrub, Coastal Strand

Best Soil Conditions > Learn More

Sand, Sandy Loam

Special Characteristic

Attracts Wildlife, Edible , Hedges and Screens, Important to Native People, Tolerates Hard Frost

Plant Highlights

Arctostaphylos glandulosa ssp. crassifolia is a species of manzanita known as Del Mar Manzanita. The Del Mar manzanita is the rarest of the six recognized subspecies of Eastwood Manzanita. Small to medium sized evergreen shrub with thick leathery leaves and clusters of dainty urn-shaped white to pink flowers in late winter to early spring. It can survive long periods of drought and periodic fires by crown-sprouting from a well developed basal burl. Like other manzanitas the flowers are an important source of nectar for insect and hummingbird species while the fruits serve as an important food source for mammals that live in the region where the plants occur. This shrub was native to the coastal slopes of western North America from Oregon to Baja California. However, they can be found now only within the rare and threatened maritime chaparral plant community. Due to extensive urban expansion many former substantial populations have since been severely fragmented and exist only as isolated individuals on remnant city parcels. Some of the best populations exist and are protected at Torrey Pines State Reserve.

Leave us a comment, your rating and/or your favorite picture

Please share your thoughts with us about this plant. We would like to hear about the good things and the problems. We also would appreciate seeing any photos and have you rate this plant. To leave comments or to rate a plant you must be registered.



 

 

Comments

No comments for this plant.