whiteleaf manzanita Ericaceae Arctostaphylos viscida
Leaf:Alternate, simple, persistent. Small (1 to 1 1/2 inches long), leathery, and elliptical to broadly ovate in shape; entire margins. Both leaf surfaces have distinct bluish-white bloom. Petiole short.
Flower:Perfect, urn-shaped, white to pink and borne in small terminal clusters with sticky stems.
Fruit:Small (1/4 inch in diameter), round, light red, berry-like drupe that resembles a tiny apple.
Twig:Stiff and rigid; become smooth and reddish brown as bark exfoliates.
Bark:Smooth and reddish brown; exfoliates.
Form:A large bushy evergreen shrub with stiff, gnarly branches; reaches 9 feet tall.