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Ceanothus cyaneus 'Sierra Blue'

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Species Name: Ceanothus cyaneus 'Sierra Blue'
Common Name: Sierra Blue San Diego Mtn Lilac

Garden tolerant but drought tolerant. Grows well in heavy soils. Glossy, shiny leaves. Large, ornamental shrub. Long-lived. Best on coast.

Plant Family: Rhamnaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 15' H x 10' W
Growth Habit: Upright and dense
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Occasional to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Winter/Spring
Flower Color: Bright blue
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Selected for the garden
Natural Habitat: Selected for the garden

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