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Ceanothus cordulatus

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Species Name: Ceanothus cordulatus
Common Name: Mountain Whitethorn or Snowbrush

Dense clusters of white flowers on greyish spreading, thorny branches. Good for high elevations. Good informal low barrier plant or in front of taller shrubs. A great local native.

Plant Family: Rhamnaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 5' H x 5' W
Growth Habit: Upright, spreading to ascending
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 10,000'
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: White
Endangered?:
Distribution: Klamath Range, North Cascade Range, Sierra Nevada, San Gabriel Mtns, San Bernardino, San Jacinto Mtns.
Natural Habitat: Dry open flats or slopes, rocky ridges, open pine forest

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