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Ceanothus 'Owlswood Blue'

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Species Name: Ceanothus 'Owlswood Blue'
Common Name: Owlswood Blue California Lilac

Long showy flower spikes. A large mounding California Lilac that can be pruned up into a small tree. Tolerates garden water.

Plant Family: Rhamnaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 8-12' H x 10' W
Growth Habit: Shrub, small tree
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 10 degrees F
Flower Season: Winter/Spring
Flower Color: Dark blue
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Selected for the garden; C. arboreus x C. thyrsiflorus
Natural Habitat: Slopes, hills, canyons, ridges

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