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Ceanothus 'Skylark'

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Species Name: Ceanothus 'Skylark'
Common Name: Skylark California Lilac

Formal looking, great for a hedge. Compact and dense with dark green leaves. Flowers later in the spring than most other Ceanothus.

Plant Family: Rhamnaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 4' H x 5' W
Growth Habit: Compact medium-size shrub
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Infrequent to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 10-15 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Bright blue
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Selected for the garden
Natural Habitat: Coastal Sage Scub, chapparal

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References
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
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