This is a petite, low-lying manzanita which forms mounds and patchy mats in sandy soil. The leathery leaves are small and rounded to oval, dark green and shiny when mature and red-edged when new. The inflorescences are dense with flowers, which are small, urn-shaped to rounded, and waxy white to very pale pink. The fruit is a shiny, reddish-brown drupe between one half and one centimeter wide.
- California chaparral and woodlands - (ecoregion)
- California coastal sage and chaparral - (sub-ecoregion)
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- "Jepson Manual treatment for Arctostaphylos edmundsii". Jepson interchange. Regents of the University of California. Retrieved 21 March 2011.
- Jepson Manual Treatment - Arctostaphylos edmundsii
- USDA Plants Profile: Arctostaphylos edmundsii
- Arctostaphylos edmundsii - Photo gallery
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