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Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Howard McMinn'
Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Howard McMinn

Family:  Ericaceae
Hardiness:  to Zone 7a
Mature Size:  10'x10'
Exposure:  sun
Bloom Time:  Mar-Apr
Moisture Needs:  drier
Origin: California
Price: $18.00
Pot Size: 4" Pot

Stock Status:In Stock
Product Code: P2133

Extremely handsome big evergreen shrub to 10'x10' or more. Classic mahogany bark peeling to reveal that much loved Hi-Gloss finish on the trunk and branches.  Pink buds in spring open to white urn-shaped flowers, followed by clusters of russet not messy-at-all fruit which has some avian appeal. Leaves are held perpendicular to the sun to conserve water which is an adaptation to summer heat and low or no rainfall.  So no mollycoddling whatsoever with this one.  Well-drained soil of low fertility and don't water once established. As much as we love mulching with manure, don't on this one or any other shrubby Arctostaphylos.  There really are plants whose main requirement is that you do nothing except admire.