Tree Shrub


  • Arctostaphyllos spp.
  • Lifeform: Tree, Shrub
  • Fire Resistance: Moderate
  • Height: 2'-10'
  • Native: Yes

Should also be kept widely spaced from one another and regularly maintained by thinning and pruning out ALL dead branches and twigs.  When well maintained, most manzanita species are relatively fire resistant.  Without proper maintenance, manzanita can contribute significantly to wildfires - based on this, it should be avoided in the defensible space zone of houses in Marin's WUI.

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Manzanita Arctostaphyllos spp.

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