Arctostaphylos cruzensis is a species of manzanita known by the common names La Cruz manzanita and Arroyo de la Cruz manzanita.
Arctostaphylos cruzensis is a very petite manzanita which grows flat on the ground or shaped into a low mound. The stem is covered in red shreddy bark.
The small, pointed oval leaves are bright green and sometimes slightly toothed or with a fringe of hairs along the reddish edges.
The flowers are very pale pink and urn-shaped with tapered throats. The fruits are hairy drupes up to a centimeter in diameter and containing angular seeds.
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