Arctostaphylos densiflora’Howard McMinn’

Botanical Name: Arctostaphylos densiflora ‘Howard McMinn’

Phonetic: ark-TOE-staff-ih-los

Common Name(s): Howard McMinn Manzanita


Family: Ericaceae
Origin: Central and North America
Plant Type: Shrub
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Simple
Number of Leaflets:
Leaf Color: Medium shiny green
Fall Color: –
Texture: Soft
Density: Medium
Bloom Season: Late winter, early spring
Flower Color(s): Light pink or white, little bells

Exposure: Full sun (coast), shade (afternoon sun inland)
USDA: 6-10
Climate Zone(s): 7, 14-17, 20-24
Growth Rate: Medium               
Height: 6-8 Feet
Spread: 6-8 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium/low
Pest/Diseases: Branch dieback, stem canker, avoid overhead watering
Soil: Well-drained soils

Features: Showy flowers, Tolerates heat, selective pruning makes it pretty, attracts wildlife (bees, butterflies, birds), California native
Uses: Specimen, raised containers, hedges, formal hedges, accent, filler, barrier

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