Howard McMinn Manzanita
One of the most popular manzanita cultivars, and for good reason! Howard McMinn is a handsome manzanita year round with its gorgeous smooth mahogany bark and glossy deep green leaves. Pink flowers appear in late winter and gradually fade to white followed by maroon berries that the birds adore in summer. Very adaptable to nearly all places in the landscape except for the very cold and wet, but we’ve even seen them thriving in dappled shade around town. Makes a very nice informal hedge and looks very good year round. Deserves to be a cornerstone of landscapes around the west.
Latin Name: Arctostaphylos x densiflora ‘Howard McMinn’
Site and Soil: Full sun and very well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Self fruitful
Hardiness: Hardy to about 5° F.
Size at Maturity: 6-8 ft in height and width, smaller with pruning.
Bloom Time: Late winter
Pests & Diseases: No pests or diseases that we’ve seen on our plants here in Portland
USDA Zone: 7b