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Granite Mtn - Tr 345
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Granite Mtn - Tr 40
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Granite Mtn - Tr 261
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Granite Mtn - Tr 261
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Ponderosa Park Area
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Plant Description

Origin: Native
General Description: Evergreen. A spreading growth pattern forming dense thickets. Beautiful peeling red-mahogany bark makes a striking contrast to the leathery evergreen foliage. Pungens is typically a bit more upright with a narrower crown than most manazanitas.
Identification notes: Feels smoother to the touch, darker green and more leather-like than Arctostaphylos pringlei
Height: 6 feet     Width: 10 feet


Habitat

Plant Communities: Interior Chaparral, Pinyon Juniper Woodland, Montane Conifer Forest
Elevation: 4000 - 8000 feet

Similar Species: Arctostaphylos pringlei


Flower Characteristics

Color: White to Pink   Shape: Bell-shaped in round clusters     Tubular: N   Flowering Period: Mar - May
Description: White to pink, nodding and bell-shaped to 1/4 inch long in clusters at the tips of branches.


Leaf Characteristics

Leaf Color: Green to Blue-green   Type: Simple   Shape: Round or Oval   Margin: Smooth   Attachment: Alternate   Hairs: Top and bottom of leaves
Description: Thick and leathery, elliptical, many fine hairs, and pointed at the tip and base to 1-1/2 inches long.
Spines: N


Fruit Characteristics

Color: Reddish-brown   Type: Berry-like   Description: Resembles a miniature apple up to 1/4 inch in diameter.


Bark Characteristics

Bark Color: Reddish   Bark Texture (Mature): Smooth   Bark and Branch Description: Smooth glossy reddish bark with crooked branches. Exfoliating or shreddy older bark.

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