Howard McMinn Manzanita is a beautiful, medium sized California native shrub that is perfect for adding a touch of natural elegance to any garden. With its striking red bark and showy clusters of white flowers, this manzanita is sure to turn heads and make a statement in any landscape.
Easy to grow, Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Howard McMinn' is one of the most popular manzanitas for the garden. Adaptable and dependable, Howard McMinn Manzanita grows well in sandy or clay soil and can tolerate little to regular irrigation. This medium-large mounding shrub can grow to 10 ft. tall and wide but can be shaped to create a privacy screen, hedge, or a specimen plant making it a great choice for a variety of garden styles.
One of the key features of Howard McMinn Arctostaphylos is its sinuous and sculptural trunk. The exfoliating burgundy colored bark peels away to reveal the stunning and smooth mahogany-red trunks and branches.
Howard McMinn Manzanita is a handsome evergreen shrub with erect, narrow, leathery green leaves that contrast nicely with the red branches and white flowers. Dense clusters of urn-shaped, blushing white flowers bloom mid-winter and attract hummingbirds and other pollinators. The small brownish-red fruit that follow are about the size of a blueberry and not particularly showy but are attractive to birds.
Arctostaphylos ‘Howard McMinn’ is a versatile, low-maintenance plant that is perfect for attracting wildlife and adding a touch of natural beauty to any garden. With its striking red bark and profuse white blooms, it is sure to be a standout in any landscape.