Water Wise Plants
Manzanita ‘Howard McMinn’
5-7 ft tall x 6-10 ft wide
Very Low: water deeply several times a summer
Full to half sun
Maintenance- Design- Planting Tips
If the tips of Arctostaphylos branches are pruned, this large shrub will become very dense and make a good privacy screen. Removing the interior stems and leaves instead exposes the interesting red bark. The latter is a good approach for making the shrub more of a focal point instead of a background plant.
PADG notes: PADG planted three ‘Howard McMinn’ manzanitas at the entrance of the Water Wise Garden. They have struggled there over the years, damaged by foot traffic and the occasional joy rider.