Arctostaphylos auriculata

Arctostaphylos auriculata

Mt. Diablo manzanita



  • Drought tolerant evergreen shrub
  • 4 to 15 feet tall
  • Rare, endemic to Mt. Diablo sandstone
  • Pink, urn-shaped flowers in spring provide nectar for butterflies and hummingbirds
  • Red berries in fall provide food for wildlife
  • Attractive red mahogany colored bark
  • Does not resprout after fire, but seed dormancy is broken by heat and charrate
  • Found in Diablo and Los Vaqueros watershed sections
  • DO NOT PLANT IN BAY HILLS to protect endangered A. pallida

To give as many people as possible a chance to buy a few of these sought-after plants, we are imposing a limit of 3 manzanitas (total) and 1 hummingbird sage per customer. 


Lime Ridge, Mt. Diablo, Mt. Diablo south


1 gallon, 2 gallon

pollinators Bees
pollinators Birds
pollinators Butterflies
dormancy Evergreen
bloom season Feb
features Fruits
sun Full Sun
soil Good
pollinators Hummingbirds
bloom season Jan
water Low
bloom season Mar
habitat Mixed evergreens
soil Moderate
growth habit Multi Stemmed
flower color Pink

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