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Ceanothus gloriosus 'Anchor Bay'

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Species Name: Ceanothus gloriosus 'Anchor Bay'
Common Name: Anchor Bay California Lilac

Dense, low growing groundcover with dark green, lustrous foliage. Drought tolerant along coast, occasional water inland.

Plant Family: Rhamnaceae
Plant Type: Groundcover
Height by Width: 1-2' H x 6-8' W
Growth Habit: Low, creeping
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:
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Blue
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Selected for use in the garden; introduced by Saratoga Horticultural Foundation
Natural Habitat: Coastal Bluff scub, closed cone conifer forest, coastal dunes, coastal scrub below 170'

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