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Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. thyrsiflorus 'Arroyo de la Cruz'

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Species Name: Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. thyrsiflorus 'Arroyo de la Cruz'
Common Name: Arroyo de la Cruz California Lilac

Bright shiny leaves and medium-blue flowers stand out on this Lilac selection. It makes a large mounding shrub or groundcover, great for erosion control or a low, broad hedge.

Plant Family: Rhamnaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 4' H x 10' W
Growth Habit: Mounding
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 10 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Blue
Endangered?:
Distribution: Coastal bluffs north of San Simeon
Natural Habitat: Selected for the garden

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