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Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. repens

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Species Name: Ceanothus thyrsiflorus repens
Common Name: Creeping Blue Blossom

Excellent evergreen groundcover. Thrives in compacted clay soil and tolerates garden water. Rich dark green leaves are lush, and flowers attract butterflies.

Plant Family: Rhamnaceae
Plant Type: Groundcover
Height by Width: 1-3' H x 3-10' W
Growth Habit: Low, dense
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate to fast
Sun Exposure: Coast: Sun; Inland: part shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Infrequent to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 25 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Sky blue
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: North Coast, Central Coast (Monterey)
Natural Habitat: Coastal Sage Scrub, Mixed Evergreen Forest, wooded slopes, canyons below 2000'

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