Howard McMinn Manzanita

Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Howard McMinn'

An evergreen shrub with a spreading, mounding form that is native to Sonoma County, California. Branches are crooked and sculptural with deep reddish-brown bark. From late winter to spring, intensely-showy clusters of blush pink and white flowers blanket the shrub and attract birds. Flowers are shortly followed by edible berries. One of the most dependable and adaptable manzanitas, this makes a striking addition to a native landscape. Can be planted en masse as a windscreen or as a stand alone specimen.


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Howard McMinn Manzanita

Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Howard McMinn'
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15 gallon, 24"h x 30"w:5 gallon, 15"h x 17"w

Deciduous / Evergreen

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Common Nursery Plant Forms

We use plant forms to describe how a plant has been grown in our nursery. Here are some common nursery plant forms explained.

A bush or multi refers to a shrub or small tree grown with multiple stems.

A standard has been trained to have a single trunk.
Many bush/multi plants are also available in standard form, so be sure to check the form when you add plants to your cart.

A column refers to a tree or shrub grown into a tall, narrow shape.

An espalier is a plant trained to grow in a two-dimensional form against a trellis.

Staked plants will be tied to a wooden or plastic stake during the growing process. This technique is generally used on vines but is sometimes used for certain trees or shrubs.