Plant of the Week

Howard McMinn Manzanita

Manzanita Howard McMinn Arctostaphylos densifloraPart of our expanding native selection this is the big bold manzanita you find growing in Arizona. A local evergreen growing wild with the classic red bark for a stylin’ drought hardy landscape. Grown for local landscapes this easy care shrub is a very, very low water user.

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