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Ceanothus impressus var. nipomoensis

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Species Name: Ceanothus impressus var. nipomoensis
Common Name: Nipomo Ceanothus

A medium to small lilac that thrives near the coast. Beautiful blue flowers in spring. Excellent butterfly plant. Tolerates garden conditions well.

Plant Family: Rhamnaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 5-10' H x 5' W
Growth Habit: Densly branched
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Infrequent to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 35 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Blue
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Central Coast (Nipomo Dunes)
Natural Habitat: Dry, sandy mesas, slopes below 700'

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