noun. evergreen tree of the Pacific coast of North America having glossy leathery leaves and orange-red edible berries; wood used for furniture and bark for tanning.
noun. chiefly evergreen shrubs of warm dry areas of western North America.
1. Adjective Pink flower clusters bloom from April through June, followed by black, red or brown manzanita berries sometimes used to make beverages. 2. Noun, singular or mass Fire-resistant manzanita, scrub oak and sage brush are some of the drought-hardy plants that pepper chaparral landscapes.