Arctostaphylos andersonii, the Santa Cruz manzanita, is a species of Arctostaphylos, limited in geography to the Santa Cruz Mountains of California. It grows in openings in redwood forests, usually below 700 meters (2300 feet) elevation.
Arctostaphylos andersonii is a woody shrub 2–5 m high, which can resemble a small tree. The 4–7 cm smooth leaf blades have serrated edges and deeply lobed bases. It flowers February through May. The fruit is small (2–8 mm) and sticky.
The Santa Cruz Manzanita has no basal burl for regrowth and must propagate by seed.
- W. L. Jepson. 1951. A Manual of the Flowering Plants of California, p. 750.
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