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Ceanothus gloriosus 'Heart's Desire'

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Ceanothus gloriosus 'Heart's Desire'
Ceanothus gloriosus 'Heart's Desire'

Species Name: Ceanothus gloriosus 'Heart's Desire'
Common Name: Heart's Desire CA Lilac

Beautiful low, dense groundcover with powder blue flowers. Excellent under oaks. Performs best near coast. Deer generally do not like this one.

Plant Family: Rhamnaceae
Plant Type: Groundcover
Height by Width: 1-2' H x 3-4' W
Growth Habit: Low, spreading
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Moderate
Cold Hardy to: 35 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Blue
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Selected for use in the garden
Natural Habitat: Sandy places, coastal bluffs, closed cone pine forest below 1800'

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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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