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Spruce Cyn Wash & Dosie Pit Rd - TR 264
Doug McMillan
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Hwy 89 above Wilhoit
Sue Smith
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Hwy 89 above Wilhoit
Sue Smith
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Spruce Cyn Wash & Dosie Pit Rd - TR 264
Doug McMillan
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Hwy 89 above Wilhoit
Sue Smith
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Hwy 89 above Wilhoit
Sue Smith
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Hwy 89 above Wilhoit
Sue Smith
Plant Description

Origin: Native
General Description: Evergreen. Large thicket forming shrub with spreading, sprawling crown; large, bright green, leathery leaves and dense, white flower clusters.
Identification notes: Tree has a rounded appearance; leaves alternate, bright green, leathery and fold along the mid rib; flowers are at the end of the branches; berries are reddish and sticky.
Height: 15 feet     Width: 10 feet


Habitat

Habitat Description: Found on open rocky hillsides and mesas.
Plant Communities: Interior Chaparral, Pinyon Juniper Woodland
Elevation: 3000 - 5000 feet


Flowers

Color: White to pinkish   Shape: Regular in elongated clusters    Tubular: N   Flowering Period: Feb - May
Description: Pink buds open into white or pinkish flowers, 5 rounded petals to 1/4 inch wide in crowded terminal cluster at the end of the twig, to 2 inches long.


Leaves

Leaf Color: Bright green   Type: Simple   Shape: Round or oval   Margin: Smooth   Attachment: Alternate   Hairs: N
Description: Bright green, shiny, thick, leather-like; stalk reddish-pink, oval, short-pointed at tip, rounded at base, curved upward at mid-vein, up to 3-1/4 inches long.


Fruit

Color: Red   Type: Berry-like   Description: Elliptical, 1/8 inch across, fuzzy and red in clusters at the ends of twigs, ripen in late summer and persist into winter.


Bark/Branches

Bark Color: Grayish-brown   Bark Texture (Mature): Shreddy or peeling   Bark and Branch Description: Twigs reddish, hairy turning smooth, later becoming scaly and rough, old bark shaggy.
Spines, thorns or prickles: N

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