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Ceanothus papilosus var. roweanus 'Wheeler's Canyon'

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Species Name: Ceanothus papillosus roweanus 'Wheeler Canyon'
Common Name: Wheeler Canyon California Lilac

Good selection for the garden, as it tolerates regular garden water. Versatile, dense shrub with attractive foliage and blue flowers (buds are pink). Recommended as an informal screen. Excellent for wildlife.

Plant Family: Rhamnaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 6' H x 10' W
Growth Habit: Upright, rounded
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Occasional to regular
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Blue
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Selected for use in the garden (Wheeler Gorge in Ventura County). Introduced by Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.
Natural Habitat: Selected for the garden

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