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Species Name: Ceanothus crassifolius
Common Name: Hoary-leaf Ceanothus
- Stunning white blooms in spring. Found locally in the Verdugo, San Gabriel, Santa Monica and San Bernardino Mtns. Thick olive-green leaves are woolly underneath. Highly recommended for erosion control.
- Plant Family: Rhamnaceae
- Plant Type: Shrub
- Height by Width: 3-12' H x 8' W
- Growth Habit: Multi-branched, dense
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
- Growth Rate: Moderate
- Sun Exposure: Full sun
- Soil Preference: Well-draining, rocky
- Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
- Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
- Flower Season: Winter/Spring
- Flower Color: White
- Endangered?: Not listed
- Distribution: Outer South Coast Range, Transverse Range, Peninsular Range, Northern Baja
- Natural Habitat: Dry ridges, slopes below 3700'
- Care and Maintenance
- Introduced into cultivation in California by Theodore Payne.
- From California Native Plants, Theodore Payne's 1941 catalog: " A much branched shrub of rather rigid growth 5 to 12 feet high. Leaves thick, opposite, dull green, white tomentose on under side. Flowers white; blooms from December to March. Gallon cans, 60c."
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