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Ceanothus maritimus 'Point Sierra'

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Species Name: Ceanothus maritimus 'Point Sierra'
Common Name: Point Sierra California Lilac

Denser and lower than the species, this maritimus selection is tolerant of interior heat if given modest shade. Compact and creeping with wisteria-blue flowers and cotoneaster-like foliage.

Plant Family: Rhamnaceae
Plant Type: Groundcover
Height by Width: 1-3' H x 3 - 8' W
Growth Habit: Low, mounding
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate to slow
Sun Exposure: Coast: Full sun; Inland: Part shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Infrequent to moderate
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Winter/Spring
Flower Color: Light blue
Distribution: Selection for the garden
Natural Habitat: Selection for the garden

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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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