Howard McMinn fruit

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Common Name Howard McMinn manzanita, Vine Hill manzanita
Latin Name Arctostaphylos densiflora
Family Ericaceae
Sunset zones / USDA zones 7-9, 14-21 / 6b-10
Type / Form Shrub / Large
Native Habitat About Sebastapol in Sonoma County just above sea level
Soil Decomposed granite, clay loam, limestone, low to some organic content, well drained
Water Deep water a few times during the summer
Exposure Full sun
Height X Width 6 feet by 8 feet to 8 feet by 12 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Shiny evergreen narrow leaves
Flowers Small, white to pinkish white flowers, appearing from late winter to spring
Bark / Roots Reddish
Maintenance Low
Propagation Seeds
Pests and diseases  
Landscape uses Erosion control, rock garden, low maintenance
Garden Suitability Thornless, Mountain, Hummingbird, Butterfly, Fire Retardant, Ethnobotanical, Songbird
Nature Value Butterflies, bees, hummingbirds use flowers, songbirds, animals eat fruit, browsers eat young shoots
Native American Uses Mashed fruit mixed with water for a drink, berries eaten fresh, dried and stored, ground into mush, eaten fresh, dried and stored, ground into mush
Links  
    Images and data http://www.hortmag.com/article/vinehillmanzanita/
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/64173/
    Images and data http://kapsenbergdesign.com/garden/info/p925.php
    Images and data http://www.wildscaping.com/plants/plantprofiles/Arcto_HowardMcMinn.htm
    Images and data http://www.mastergardeners.org/plant-dictionary/howard-mcminn-manzanita
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.laspilitas.com/nature-of-california/plants/arctostaphylos-densiflora-howard-mcminn-manzanita
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.smgrowers.com/products/plants/plantdisplay.asp?plant_id=163
    Nursery Oak Hills Nursery, 13874 Ranchero Road, Oak Hills, 92345, 760-947-6261
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