Blog Contact Us Directions. Shop For Plants Cart Contents. Mexican manzanita is an evergreen shrub around six foot tall, usually taller than wide that grows from Montana to Mount Tamalpais just north of the Golden gate south to Baja, and on to Texas. Mexican Manzanita is dark green to gray with shining red bark. This species looks out of place in the brown areas where it is native. One tough plant that tolerates alkaline clay, sand, gravel, wind and snow.
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Calscape Sign In. Advanced Search. Tap map to see plants native to location. Processing the request Click on blue squares to see occurrence records. It is native to the southwestern United States and northern to central Mexico, where it grows in chaparral and woodland, and on desert ridges. This is an erect, spreading shrub growing to heights between one and three meters.
It has smooth red bark. Its smaller twigs and new leaves are lightly woolly. Mature leaves are leathery, shiny and green, oval to widely lance-shaped, and up to 4 centimeters long. The flower cluster is a spherical cluster of urn-shaped manzanita flowers.
The fruit is a drupe 5 to 8 millimeters wide. It is a food source for many kinds of wildlife, and it is harvested by people and made into jam in many parts of Mexico. This shrub thrives in dry, shallow, acidic soils heavy with gravel and sand, and forms relationships with mycorrhizae to obtain extra nutrients and water. The seeds require scarification by wildfire before they can germinate. Plant Description. Elegant Sphinx Moth Sphinx perelegans Sphinx perelegans. Aseptis fumeola Aseptis fumeola.
Aseptis ethnica Aseptis ethnica. The Brown Elfin Callophrys augustinus Callophrys augustinus. Ceanothus Silkmoth Hyalophora euryalus Hyalophora euryalus. Elegant Sheepmoth Hemileuca eglanterina Hemileuca eglanterina.
Mendocino Silk Moth Saturnia mendocino Saturnia mendocino. Carried by 6. Sunset Zones? Annual Precipitation: 4. Back Print. Pointleaf Manzanita Arctostaphylos pungens. Sources include: Wikipedia. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria , Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project.
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Pointleaf Manzanita, Arctostaphylos pungens
Breen oregonstate. Skip to main content. Arctostaphylos pungens. Common name:. Native to or naturalized in Oregon:.
We are working on a subset of plants in the PFAF database identified as having the most potential for inclusion in such designs. We are adding search terms and icons to those plants pages, and providing a range of search options aligned to categories of plants and crop yields, with Help facilities including videos. An agreeable acid flavour but the fruit is dry and mealy. Hard to digest, the fruit should be eaten in moderation. It can be dried and ground into a powder and then used as mush or as a flavouring in soups etc.