Arctostaphylos densiflora
'Howard McMinn'
"Vine Hill Manzanita"

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'Howard McMinn' is THE perfect Manzanita!Other varieties can be fussy about conditions but this Manzanita is very forgiving and accepts clay and sandy soil.It can even be clipped like an azalea or pruned into a small tree to show off its beautiful cinnamon colored bark.If you have been afraid to plant a Manzanita, this is the one to start with. A. densiflora is also known as “Vine Hill Manzanita”. Grows up to 8' tall and 6-10' wide in garden conditions. The dark green foliage is very dense with small white to pink flowers that are very popular with hummingbirds and bees during the Winter and early Spring. Prefers coastal areas in California but thrives inland with occasional Summer water.

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photo (right): Debbie Ballentine
Full Sun
Low/No Summer Water (once established)

Shrub/small tree
USDA 8-10