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Ceanothus prostratus

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Species Name: Ceanothus prostratus
Common Name: Mahala Mat

Nice groundcover for dry shade. Tough leaves, beautiful blooms are perfect accent on bank underneath trees, especially pines or oaks.

Plant Family: Rhamnaceae
Plant Type: Groundcover
Height by Width: 1' H x 8' W
Growth Habit: Low, spreading
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Part sun to shade
Soil Preference: Well-draining, rocky, acidic
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Deep blue-purple
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Klamath Range, North Coast Range, High Cascade Range, North & Central High Sierra Nevada, Modoc Plateau
Natural Habitat: Open flats, coniferous forest from 2900- 7300'

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