Arctostaphylos pungens

Arctostaphylos pungens

Pointleaf manzanita

Erect, large round evergreen shrub reaching from 3 to 10 ft. in height at maturity. Occurs in chaparral and woodlands between 3,000 and 8,000 ft. elevation on dry rocky slopes and mesas, typically on gravelly sandy loam soils. Provides valuable food and cover for wildlife and livestock. The red berry is relished by wildlife and is a preferred browse for domestic goats.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
10 
feet
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
3,000 
- 8,000 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Best
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Average
Moderately Fine: 
Marginal
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Average
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Not Adapted
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
60.40 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
2,700
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Pinkish White
Blooming Season: 
Spring
Summer
Winter