Arctostaphylos 'Howard McMinn' (manzanita)
This manzanita grows up to seven feet tall and ten feet wide and can be kept smaller by pruning. It has dark red bark, green leaves, and white flower clusters that bloom in late winter through spring.
It is best to prune in the time when they are flowering to early summer. Each flower cluster terminates the growth of a shoot causing an irregular twiggy branching habit. It is not recommended to prune manzanitas during cool, wet winter months, this encourages fungal pathogens to spread. You can edge in late spring or early summer.
An easy California Native to grow in the Los Angeles area. For more recommendations visit our Easiest California Native Plants to grow in your garden guide.
- Plant in full sun to light shade
- Best in well draining acidic soils, tolerates clay and loam soils
- Water one to two times a month after the first year
- Occasional summer water
- Hardy to 10 degrees
- Attracts hummingbirds, birds, bees, and butterflies
-Native to California