hairy manzanita Ericaceae Arctostaphylos
|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.
Looks like: green manzanita
- whiteleaf manzanita
- bigberry manzanita
| Additional Range Information:
Arctostaphylos columbiana is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting hairy manzanita.
| External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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Photos and text by: John Seiler,
Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera,
and John Peterson