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Ceanothus tomentosus

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Species Name: Ceanothus tomentosus
Common Name: Woolyleaf Ceanothus

Drought tolerant. Beautiful blossoms and heavy bloom. Flower color varies from blue to white.

Plant Family: Rhamnaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 8-12' H x 8-10' W
Growth Habit: Upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Blue to white
Distribution: South Coast Ranges, northern and central Sierra Nevada, San Bernardino Mtns, Peninsular Ranges
Natural Habitat: Dry, shrubby slopes

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