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Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. thyrsiflorus 'Taylor's Blue'

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Species Name: Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. thyrsiflorus 'Taylor's Blue'
Common Name: Taylor's Blue Ceanothus

This vigorous selection makes an excellent large-scale groundcover on slopes. In coastal gardens, it can bloom for most of the year with the heaviest bloom in late winter and spring. Tolerant of some shade, especially in inland gardens.

Plant Family: Rhamnaceae
Plant Type: Groundcover
Height by Width: 3' H x 10-15' W
Growth Habit: Mounding
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant
Cold Hardy to: 10 degrees F
Flower Season: Winter/Spring
Flower Color: Powder blue
Distribution: Selected for the garden
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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