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Bradshaw Mtns - Tr 384
Sue Smith
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Bradshaw Mtns - Tr 384
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Plant Description

Origin: Native  Similar Species: Arctostaphylos pungens
General Description: Evergreen. Spreading growth pattern forms dense thickets; smooth red bark with crooked twisted limbs. Beautiful peeling reddish-brown bark makes a striking contrast to the leathery evergreen foliage.
Identification notes: An erect shrub with pink to white flowers and flower bracts, ovaries hairy. Twigs have dense short glandular hairs. Leaves are grayish-green, hairy. Leaf-tips more rounded and leaves feel more like sandpaper than A. pungens.
Height: 6 feet     Width: 10 feet


Habitat

Habitat Description: Found on dry, rocky hills, often in pinyon-juniper woodland and ponderosa pine forests.
Plant Communities: Interior Chaparral, Semidesert Grasslands, Pinyon Juniper Woodland, Montane Conifer Forest
Elevation: 3600 - 6800 feet


Flowers

Color: Pink to white   Shape: Bell-shaped in round clusters    Tubular: N   Flowering Period: Apr - Jun
Description: Nodding and urn-like to 1/4 inch long in clusters at the tips of branches.


Leaves

Leaf Color: Grayish-green   Type: Simple   Shape: Round or oval   Margin: Smooth   Attachment: Alternate   Hairs: Top and bottom of leaves
Description: Leaves are rounded, hairy and somewhat sandpapery.


Fruit

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


Bark/Branches

Bark Color: Reddish-brown   Bark Texture (Mature): Smooth   Bark and Branch Description: Reddish-brown, smooth glossy bark and crooked branches. Exfoliating or shreddy older bark.
Spines, thorns or prickles: N

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