Ceanothus foliosus var. foliosus
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Species Name: Ceanothus foliosus var. foliosus
Common Name: Wavy-leaved Ceanothus
- Compact, low growing shrub. Nice among dry border plants. Adaptable to many garden situations and flowers have pleasing fragrance. Accepts clay soils.
- Plant Family: Rhamnaceae
- Plant Type: Shrub
- Height by Width: 3' H x 3' W
- Growth Habit: Low, compact
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
- Growth Rate: Moderate
- Sun Exposure: Coast: full sun; Inland: part shade
- Soil Preference: Adaptable
- Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
- Cold Hardy to: 5 degrees F
- Flower Season: Spring
- Flower Color: Dark blue
- Distribution: Most of coastal California, from the San Diego to Humboldt
- Natural Habitat: Dry slopes below 5,000'
- Care and Maintenance
- From California Native Plants, Theodore Payne's 1941 catalog: "Low spreading shrub usually 1 to 3 feet high, but sometimes growing erect to 8 feet. The leaves are small, rich dark green and look as though they had been varnished. Flowers bright blue to light blue. Flowering period March to May. This is one of the most attractive of the wild lilacs both for flowers and foliage and especially desirable where a low spreading shrub is required. By proper pruning back when young, plants can be formed two feet high with a spread of 8 or more feet. Gallon cans, 75c."
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