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Native Shrubs


Arctostaphylos hookeri 'Ken Taylor'  Monterey Manzanita   
2 ft. high shrubby ground cover spreading to 6 feet & rooting to spread further. Fine-textured foliage looks delicate but stands up to rough conditions including high winds and total drought. An excellent choice for the fog belt. 
(2)  2 gal   20.00 

Arctostaphylos hookerii ssp. franciscana  Franciscan Manzanita  San Francisco 
Rescued from the Laurel Hill Cemetery in San Francisco, this low, dense manzanita is now extinct in the wild. A beautiful specimen along a rock wall or spilling out of a container. In winter its grey green leaves are offset by dangling clusters of small white flowers. A very adaptable plant, it is drought tolerant, and thrives in heavy or rocky soil, including serpentine.  
(16)  1 gal   15.00 

Arctostaphylos montana  Mt. Tamalpais Manzanita  Mt. Tamalpais 
A rare Bay Area endemic from sandstone and granite outcrops, 1-2ft tall and spreading.  
(20)  1 gal   12.00 

Arctostaphylos nummularia  Glossy Leaf Manzanita   
2-4' tall, with small, dark green round leaves with reddish tips. Old bark does not peel to smooth red. 
(1)  2 gal   25.00 

Arctostaphylos pumila  Sandmat Manzanita   
An endangered endemic from the sand dunes of Monterey Bay, this gorgeous manzanita grows around 30" tall with greyish-green foliage the texture of fine velvet; new growth is touched with crimson on the edges. Its tight habit and attractive coloration make this an outstanding choice for a small city garden, especially in the sandy soils it prefers. 
(8)  2" rose pot   2.50 
(2)  1 gal   14.00 

Arctostaphylos rudis 'Vandenberg'  Vandenberg Shagbark Manzanita  Vandenberg Air Force Base 
A rare species from old sand dunes along the central coast, Arctostaphylos rudis tolerates full sun, no water, and total neglect (when given adequate drainage). Grows 7' x 10', with lovely grey-green foliage and pinkish-white flowers in winter. 
(1)  2 gal   24.00 

Arctostaphylos silvicola  Silver Manzanita  Bonny Doon 
Gorgeous rare manzanita with silver foliage, endemic to the sand hills of Santa Cruz County. 
(3)  1 gal   14.00 
(3)  4" pot   7.00 

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