green manzanita Ericaceae Arctostaphylos patula Greene Listen to the Latin symbol: ARPA6 Other Fact Sheets
Leaf: Alternate, simple, persistent; 1 to 2 inches long, leathery, and ovate to elliptical; entire margins, green and smooth on both surfaces, often orient themselves perpendicular to the sun's rays.
Flower: Perfect, urn-shaped, pinkish-white and borne in small terminal clusters.
Fruit: Small (1/4 inch in diameter), round, smooth, berry-like drupe that resembles a tiny apple, reddish brown to black.
Twig: Mature twigs are smooth and dark reddish brown.
Bark: Smooth and brown on young stems but dark reddish brown and exfoliating on older stems.
Form: A moderate-sized bushy evergreen shrub (growing to 6 feet) with stiff, gnarly branches.

Looks like: hairy manzanita - kinnikinick - whiteleaf manzanita
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Additional Range Information:
Arctostaphylos patula is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting green manzanita.
External Links:
USDAFS Additional Silvics
USDA Plants Database
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