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Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Howard McMinn' | Pacific Nurseries

Arctostaphylos densiflora ‘Howard McMinn’

Common Name | Howard McMinn Manzanita
Popular Plant CA Native | Pacific Nurseries
CA Native
Arctostaphylos densiflora ‘Howard McMinn’ was introduced by the Saratoga Horticultural Foundation in 1955. As a medium-sized evergreen shrub, it features fine-textured, bright green foliage and distinctive red bark. Small, urn-shaped white to pink flowers appear in mass in winter and early spring. It’s also one of the last manzanita’s to bloom. This CA native Arctostaphylos is prized for both its attractive foliage and wide tolerance of soil types. It is a magnet for pollinators including moths, hummingbirds, butterflies and many other native wildlife. It can reach to reach 8′ and spread to 10′ or more but with pruning, growth can be checked. Plant it in full sun on the coast and in part shade inland. As one of the easiest to grow Arctostaphylos, it will make a brilliant CA native addition to just about any Bay Area landscape.

Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Howard McMinn'

Attributes + Requirements

Popular Plant Pollinator Attraction | Pacific Nurseries
High Pollinator Attraction
Growth | 5-7′ High
Growth | 8-10′ Wide
Popular Plant Flower Color | Pacific Nurseries
Flower Color | White/Pink
Light Water
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Popular Plant Soil Requirements | Pacific Nurseries
Soil | Well-Drained
Special Features = Summer-dry Tolerant | Low Maintenance | Deer Resistant | Slightly Fragrant
Popular Plant Sizes Grown | Pacific Nurseries
Arctostaphylos densiflora ‘Howard McMinn’
Sizes Grown | 1 gal, 5 gal, 15 gal

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“Arctostaphylos are are an excellent choice for clients looking to reduce their water consumption. Some of our favorite varieties to are Arctostaphylos ‘Howard McMinn’ and ‘Dr. Hurd’, which have a beautiful vertical structure and make excellent focal plants.”
Viola Toniolo | The Garden Route Company

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