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