bigberry manzanita Ericaceae Arctostaphylos glauca Lindl. Listen to the Latin symbol: ARGL4 Other Fact Sheets
Leaf: Alternate, simple, evergreen, 1 to 2 inches long, leathery, oval to ovate, entire margins, whitened bluish green on both surfaces, leaves are generally oriented upright.
Flower: Perfect, urn-shaped, pinkish white, appearing in terminal clusters in late winter and early spring.
Fruit: Round, sticky, 1/2 inch apple-like drupe, little pulp over a number of fused nutlets, ripen in late summer.
Twig: Smooth and green.
Bark: Very attractive, smooth and yellow to reddish brown on young stems, later developing exfoliating reddish patches.
Form: Large shrub or small tree to 25 feet tall, generally with several major crooked stems.

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