Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Howard McMinn'

Common Name:
Vine HIll manzanita
Plant Type:
Evergreen shrub
Ericaceae (The Heath Family)
Geographic Origin:
California Native?:
Plant Size:
3-6 feet high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Foundation plantings
Flowering Season:
Winter and spring
Flower Color:
Light pink
Full sun
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Occasional to little watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 0 degrees F. or less
This selection has been one of the most popular of the manzanitas, for several good reasons. It is rounded in form and profusely branched, growing 3-6 feet high. It has shiny green leaves and abundant light pink flowers. It responds exceptionally well to pruning--even shearing, and tolerates a far greater range of soils and watering regimes than most manzanitas.