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Ceanothus arboreus 'CalPoly'

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Species Name: Ceanothus arboreus 'Cal Poly
Common Name: 'Cal Poly' Island Mountain Lilac selection

Showy in bloom. A good choice for sunny slopes. Must be protected from deer. Doesn't like summer water. Superior privacy screen for coastal gardens.

Plant Family: Rhamnaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 12' H x 12' W
Growth Habit: Upright, dense
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 35 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Blue
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Selected for the garden
Natural Habitat: Bluffs, hills, ridges, dry shrubby slopes below 1000'

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