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 forest below 700 m.
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.