Ceanothus

Common: California lilac, blueblossom, ceanothus


Growing & Maintenance Tips for Ceanothus

Provide good drainage.

Protect young plants from deer, especially the larger leaved species.  Smaller-leaved varieties such as Julia Phelps, Dark Star and Concha tend to be more deer resistant than larger-leaved species and varieties such as Ray Hartman Yankee Point and Carmel creeper.

 

Ceanothus Characteristics

Attributes

  • Fragrant flowers
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Evergreen
  • California native
  • Wind resistant

Flower color

  • White / Cream / Ivory
  • Blue / Purple / Lavender / Violet
  • Pink

Foliage color

  • Green / Blue-green
  • Variegated

Growth habit (plant shape)

  • Prostrate
  • Mounding
  • Upright
  • Arching

Exposure

  • Sunny all day - Coast
  • Morning sun
  • Light or dappled shade

Season of interest (flowering)

  • Spring

Season of interest (foliage)

  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Fall
  • Winter

Critter resistance

  • Deer resistant

Wildlife appeal

  • Attracts beneficial insects
  • Attracts butterflies
  • Attracts bees

Suggested uses

  • Espalier
  • Firescaping
  • Groundcover
  • Hedge or screen
  • Under CA native oaks
 

Ceanothus Available at Gold Rush Nursery