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Arctostaphylos viscida  Parry  ssp. viscida 
Smooth white leaf manzanita,   Sticky whiteleaf manzanita
Arctostaphylos viscida ssp. viscida is a tree or shrub that is native to California.
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Parent: Arctostaphylos viscida
Genus: Arctostaphylos
Family: Ericaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Ultramafic affinity: 2.2 - weak indicator

Habitat: slopes

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Information about  Arctostaphylos viscida ssp. viscida from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (ARVIV)

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ID Tips on PlantID.net

[laspilitas.com] Cultivation Information: Whiteleaf manzanita, Arctostaphylos viscida, grows from Kern County north to about the Oregon Border. It is not very garden tolerant but easily grown in native gardens. In the Sierra Nevada it is a common chaparral component. The gray foliage and red bark make a showy planting amongst boulders with a mulch layer. The leaf blade on subspecies viscida is glabrous and smooth. Excellent combined with oaks or pines. Commonly found on red clay and decomposed granite, but also lives on serpentine. (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 04/24/2024).