Arctostaphylos densiflora ‘Howard Mcminn’

(Howard Mcminn Manzanita)

By April 3, 2019
Tiny pink flowers on a Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Howard Mcminn', Howard Mcminn Manzanita

About Arctostaphylos densiflora ‘Howard Mcminn’

The Arctostaphylos densiflora ‘Howard Mcminn’ is a mounding evergreen shrub with long, narrow glossy leaves accented by clusters of light pink flowers. Commonly known as Howard Mcminn Manzanita, this flowering shrub blooms both in the Spring and the Winter making it a great choice for those who like to add more color to their landscape design.

Planting and care instructions 

Plant the Howard Mcminn Manzanita in full sun and you can expect it to grow 6-10 feet high by 6-12 feet wide. If you want to keep its size smaller, simply prune back its growth to the desired size. This plant variety adapts well to many different types of soils and is known to be very tolerant of overwatering and under watering.

Landscape design ideas

This low maintenance plant is drought tolerant making it an excellent choice for drier climates or those with less time to tend to their landscape. Consider planting the Arctostaphylos densiflora ‘Howard Mcminn’ as a privacy hedge, as a backdrop to lower growing plants, or as a border to a walkway. In addition to its overall interesting look, this variety attracts butterflies and hummingbirds and is even known to be deer resistant.

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Botanical Name: Arctostaphylos x densiflora 'Howard Mcminn'

Common Name: Howard Mcminn Manzanita

Average Landscape Size: 6-10' x 6-12'

Plant Type: Evergreen

Bloom Color: Light Pink

Foliage Color: Green

Special Features: Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Showy Spring Flowers, Waterwise, Hedging Plant, Attracts Hummingbirds,