|Scientific Name:||Arctostaphylos spp.|
|Location:||shrubland regions of western North America|
|Crushing Strength:||not available|
Manzanita has a heartwood that is brownish red, sometimes with a bright orange hue. The sapwood is a pale off white to a light brown color. It is common for the grain to have burls, be wild, or swirled and it has a fine uniform texture. The wood has a good natural lustre. It is tricky to work with because of the defects and irregular grain. But it does turn and finishes well.