Ceanothus cuneatus var. cuneatus
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Species Name: Ceanothus cuneatus var. cuneatus
Common Name: Buckbrush
- Very common local CA lilac found in the Santa Monica Mts, Verdugos, San Bernardino and San Gabriel Mts. Tough, drought-tolerant,, and a good bloomer. Recommended as informal hedge or specimen.
- Plant Family: Rhamnaceae
- Plant Type: Shrub
- Height by Width: 10' H x 5-8' W
- Growth Habit: Upright, dense
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
- Growth Rate: Moderate
- Sun Exposure: Full sun
- Soil Preference: Well-draining, serpentine
- Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
- Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
- Flower Season: Spring
- Flower Color: White
- Endangered?: Not listed
- Distribution: Throughout California, except the Central Valley, also found in Northern Baja
- Natural Habitat: Dry fans, slopes, ridges below 5500'
- Care and Maintenance
- Introduced into cultivation in California by Theodore Payne.
- From California Native Plants, Theodore Payne's 1941 catalog: "A dense branching shrub 5 to 12 feet high, with small dark green oblong leaves and white flowers. Flowering period February to April. Very attractive when not in bloom as a foliage shrub. Gallon cans, 50c."
- Other Names
- Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: Gardening with California Monocots. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.