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Arctostaphylos densiflora Howard McMinn * Vine Hill Manzanita

Arctostaphylos Howard McMinn is a medium sized California native shrub that grows nearly as well in dry shade as in full sun. The small leaves and dense foliage of Arctostapyhlos Howard McMinn makes a great screen. Arctostaphylos Howard McMinn has more white flowers per square inch than any other manzanita I have ever planted. I have seen individual plants get to 4' tall and 6' across. While Vine Hill Manzanita is a fairly easy garden plant it requires a drying out period between summer irrigation cycles and reasonably well drained soil. Arctostaphylos Howard McMinn is a nectar source for the Monarch Butterfly, California Dogface Butterfly, Cloudless Sulfur, and a great addition to the butterfly garden. Arctostaphylos Howard McMinn is a host plant for the Western Tussock Moth Caterpillar. Manzanitas suffer from fungal dieback. Proper sanitation is important not to spread the problem with your tools.

Arctostaphylos Howard McMinn, Vine Hill Manzanita

Flowers and foliage of Arctostaphylos Howard McMinn the Vine Hill Manzanita. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Other plants from the Arctostaphylos genus featured on this site:
Arctostaphylos edmundsii Danville
Arctostaphylos edmundsii Little Sur
Arctostaphylos insularis
Arctostaphylos John Dourley
Arctostaphylos Lester Rowntree
Arctostaphylos Pacific Mist