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Ceanothus cyaneus 'Gentian Plume'

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Species Name: Ceanothus cyaneus 'Gentian Plume'
Common Name: Gentian Plume Lakeside Ceanothus

Very long flower stalk, quite showy when in bloom. Dark green foliage, dark reddish-blue flowers up to 8" long. Use as a specimen or screen.

Plant Family: Rhamnaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 15-20' H x 12'-20' W
Growth Habit: Shrub
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Occasional to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 10 degrees F
Flower Season: Winter/Spring
Flower Color: Dark reddish-blue
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Selected for use in the garden
Natural Habitat: Dry shrubby slopes, closed cone coniferous forest below 1320'

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