Ceanothus tomentosus var. olivaceus
From California Natives Wiki
Species Name: Ceanothus tomentosus var. olivaceus
Common Name: Woollyleaf ceanothus
- Large shrub. Heavy bloomer with a good growth rate. Nice specimen plant. Excellent local specimen.
- Plant Family: Rhamnaceae
- Plant Type: Shrub
- Height by Width: 6-12' H x 4-8' W
- Growth Habit: Upright, dense
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
- Growth Rate: Moderate
- Sun Exposure: Full sun
- Soil Preference: Well-draining, rocky
- Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
- Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
- Flower Season: Spring
- Flower Color: Blue
- Endangered?: Not listed
- Distribution: South Coast Ranges, San Bernardino Mtns, Peninsular Range, Northern Baja
- Natural Habitat: Foothills and mountains below 3,500'
- Care and Maintenance
- Introduced into cultivation in California by Theodore Payne.
- From California Native Plants, Theodore Payne's 1941 catalog: "A medium sized shrub 4 to 8 feet high, with rather slender branches and reddish brown bark. Leaves olive green, tomentose on the under side. Flowers light to bright blue appearing from February to April. Found in San Bernardino and San Diego Counties. Gallon cans, 75c."
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