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Species Name: Ceanothus hearstiorum
Common Name: Hearst's ceanothus
- A rare ceanothus from near Hearst's Castle. Threatened by grazing. Unusual foliage and beautiful blue flowers in spring. Does best near coast.
- Plant Family: Rhamnaceae
- Plant Type: Groundcover
- Height by Width: 6-12in H x 6' W
- Growth Habit: Low, spreading
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
- Growth Rate: Moderate
- Sun Exposure: Coast: sun; Inland: part shade
- Soil Preference: Well-draining, rocky
- Water Requirements: Moderate
- Cold Hardy to: 35 degrees F
- Flower Season: Spring
- Flower Color: Powder blue
- Endangered?: List 1B/RED 3-2-3
- Distribution: Central Coast (near Arroyo de la Cruz, San Luis Obispo)
- Natural Habitat: Coastal low grassy hills below 700'
- Care and Maintenance
- Other Names
- Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.