Arctostaphylos 'Howard McMinn' plants are very
flowery with red stems, green foliage, and easy in most gardens.
'Howard McMinn' was selected from
wild stands of Arctostaphylos
densiflora from Sonoma County. 'Howard
McMinn' is like its cousin
'Harmony' manzanita but a little more upright. An old favorite.
This is the manzanita you can usually find in commercial landscapes. This plant was one selected by Dr. Howard McMinn in 1952 and distributed by Saratoga Horticultural Foundation in 1955.
'Howard McMinn' is excellent where
you are trying to transition from a watered flower bed to the natural.
It likes to be five to ten feet from a watered area where it can get
the root moisture without the wet feet it hates. It is one of the most
garden tolerant of the manzanita, and although you can kill it from
overwatering or underwatering, it is hard.
butterflies and all sorts of other native wildlife like the plant. 'Howard McMinn' does fine in beach
sand or adobe, does ok in the San Joaquin Valley, does excellent in Los
Angeles, it will even grow in Berkeley. If you want and manzanita, and
do not know anything about native plants, this is probably the
manzanita to plant. An excellent hedge plant for that small hedge
between you and the neighbors. Plant a cluster in the middle of your
yard and drop down to 'Sunset'
or 'Harmony' manzanita around
the cluster then 'Carmel Sur'
or one of the low Ceanothus
along the edges. Throw in a few sages, Ceanothi or
monkey flowers/California fuchsias in to spots of color and Waa-la, the
garden and you look brilliant.
Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Howard McMinn Manzanita' tolerates sand and clay.
Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Howard McMinn Manzanita' is great for a bird garden.
Foliage of Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Howard McMinn Manzanita' has color reddish-green and is evergreen.
Flower of Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Howard McMinn Manzanita' has color pink.
Fruit of Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Howard McMinn Manzanita' is edible.
Communities for Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Howard McMinn Manzanita':Closed-cone Pine Forest and Coastal Sage Scrub.
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|usda:||6 to 10|
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