hairy manzanita Ericaceae Arctostaphylos columbiana
Leaf:Simple, alternate, and persistent; 1 to 2 inches long, leathery, and generally elliptical in shape; entire margins; dull green or blue-green in color but hairy on both surfaces. Petiole short and hairy.
Flower:Perfect, urn-shaped, pinkish-white and borne in small terminal clusters.
Fruit:Small, 1/4 to 1/2 inch in diameter; smooth, red, berry-like drupe that resembles a tiny apple.
Twig:Young twigs are gray and hairy, becoming smooth and dark reddish brown with age.
Bark:Smooth and brown on young stems but dark reddish brown and exfoliating on older stems.
Form:A large, bushy evergreen shrub or small tree with stiff, gnarly branches, seldom exceeds 12 feet tall and 5 inches in diameter.