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Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. griseus 'Yankee Point'

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Species Name: Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. griseus 'Yankee Point'
Common Name: Yankee Point California Lilac

Fast-growing large-scale ground cover. Give it space to spread out. Accepts regular garden care, inland heat and heavy soil. One of the easiest Ceanothus groundcovers to grow.

Plant Family: Rhamnaceae
Plant Type: Groundcover/Shrub
Height by Width: 3-4' H x 6-10' W
Growth Habit: Mounding, sprawling
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 20 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Light blue
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: A selection for the garden. Introduced by Saratoga Horticultural Foundation (Louis Edmunds)
Natural Habitat: Selected 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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