File:Arctostaphylos glauca 2.jpg Old growth chaparral Arctostaphylos glauca
Common Name Big Berry Manzanita
Latin Name Arctostaphylos glauca
Family / Origin Ericaceae / Spanish for small apple
Sunset zone / USDA zone 4-9, 14-24 / 7-10
Type / Form Large shrub, small tree
Native Habitat Dry slopes 3,000 to 8,000 feet in western U. S.
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Exposure Full sun
Water None once established
Height X Width Maximum 20 feet X 6 feet, usual 10 feet X 6 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Evergreen, oval
Flowers White to pink flowers in spring, red berries in fall
Bark / Roots Reddish brown bark, will peel with age
Maintenance None
Propagation Seeds (one year to germinate)
Pests and Diseases None
Landscape Uses Erosion control, rock garden, low maintenance
Garden Suitability Thornless, Mountain, Hummingbird, Butterfly, Fire Retardant, Ethnobotanical, Songbird
Nature Value Butterflies, bees, hummingbirds use flowers, songbirds, animals eat fruit, browsers eat young shoots
Native American Uses Mashed fruit mixed with water for a drink, berries eaten fresh, dried and stored, ground into mush, eaten fresh, dried and stored, ground into mush
Links  
    Images and data http://tchester.org/plants/analysis/arctostaphylos/glauca.html
    Images and data http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/bigberry_manzanita.htm
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=556
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/64345/
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arctostaphylos_glauca
    Images and data http://growcookmake.com/2010/01/07/around-the-garden-big-berry-manzanita-arctostaphylos-glauca/
    Images and data http://www.aseanbiodiversity.info/Abstract/51008887.pdf
    Images and data http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_JM_treatment.pl?3449,3454,3477
    Images and data http://www.theodorepayne.org/mediawiki/index.php?title=Arctostaphylos_glauca_'Los_Angeles'
    Images http://www.coestatepark.com/arctostaphylos_glauca.htm
    Images http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/268762/
    Data http://www.pfaf.org/database/plants.php?Arctostaphylos+glaucae
    Data http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/shrub/arcglu/all.html
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/county?state_name=California&statefips=06&symbol=ARGL4
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/48.htm
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.cnplx.info/nplx/species?taxon=Arctostaphylos+glauca
    Nursery Oak Hills Nursery, 13874 Ranchero Road, Oak Hills, 92345, 760-947-6261
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