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Ceanothus or California Lilac flowering times.

When does Ceanothus flower in California? This chart was created from photo dates mostly taken at the Santa Margarita Nursery site. Oregon and Washington flowering times should be similar to these, Southern California dates will be a little earlier.


Feb 




March 




April 




May 




June 




July 






Ceanothus arboreus 

Ceanothus arboreus Island Mt. Lilac


x x










Ceanothus arboreus Owlswood Blue 

Ceanothus arboreus Owlswood Blue Island Mtn. Lilac




x x x x x









Ceanothus Blue Jeans 

Ceanothus Blue Jeans Holly Leaf Mountain Lilac

















Ceanothus Celestial Blue 

Ceanothus Celestial Blue
















Ceanothus Concha 

Ceanothus Concha California Mountain Lilac






x









Ceanothus cordulatus 

Ceanothus cordulatus Mountain Whitethorn
















Ceanothus crassifolius 

Ceanothus crassifolius Hoary-leaved





x

 












Ceanothus cuneatus 

Ceanothus cunetatus, buckbrush











Ceanothus cuneatus Sierra mt. lilac 

Ceanothus cuneatus Sierra mt. lilac Sierra Buckbrush

   



 

x x








Ceanothus cyaneus 

Ceanothus cyaneus San Diego Mtn. Lilac















Ceanothus cyaneus Sierra Blue  Ceanothus

Ceanothus cyaneus Sierra Blue Ceanothus

















Ceanothus foliosus 

Ceanothus foliosus Wavy Leaf Mountain lilac

















Ceanothus Frosty Blue 

Ceanothus Frosty Blue Frosty Blue Mountain Blue









x x







Ceanothus gloriosus exaltatus Emily Brown 

Ceanothus gloriosus exaltatus Emily Brown

















Ceanothus gloriosus gloriosus 

Ceanothus gloriosus gloriosus Holly Ceanothus















Ceanothus gloriosus Hearts Desire 

Ceanothus gloriosus Hearts Desire Groundcover Mountain Lilac
















Ceanothus gloriosus porrectus 

Ceanothus gloriosus porrectus Mt. Vision Ceanothus















Ceanothus greggii vestitus 

Ceanothus greggii vestitus Mountain Buckbrush

















Ceanothus griseus 

Ceanothus griseus Carmel Ceanothus















Ceanothus griseus horizontalis Yankee Point 

Ceanothus griseus horizontalis Yankee Point Carmel Mountain Lilac

















Ceanothus griseus Louis Edmunds 

Ceanothus griseus Louis Edmunds Carmel Mtn. Lilac

















Ceanothus hearstiorum 

Ceanothus hearstiorum

















Ceanothus impressus impressus 

Ceanothus impressus impressus Santa Barbara Mtn. Lilac

















Ceanothus impressus nipomensis 

Ceanothus impressus nipomensis Arroyo Grande Lilac

















Ceanothus integerrimus 

Ceanothus integerrimus Deer Brush

















Ceanothus jepsonii 



















Ceanothus Joyce Coulter 

Ceanothus Joyce Coulter Creeping Mountain Lilac















Ceanothus Julia Phelps 

Ceanothus Julia Phelps Small Leaf Mountain Lilac
















Ceanothus L.T.Blue 

Ceanothus L.T.Blue White Bark Mountain Lilac














Ceanothus lemmonii 

Ceanothus lemmonii Trinity Ceanothus















Ceanothus leucodermis 

Ceanothus leucodermis White Bark California Lilac















Ceanothus maritimus 

Ceanothus maritimus Bluff California Lilac
















Ceanothus megacarpusX Tranquil Margarita 

Ceanothus megacarpusX Tranquil Margarita Big Pod California Lilac















Ceanothus Mills Glory 

Ceanothus Mills Glory Holly Leaved California Mountain Lilac














Ceanothus Mountain Haze 

Ceanothus Mountain Haze

















Ceanothus oliganthus oliganthus 

Ceanothus oliganthus oliganthus Hairy-Leaf Ceanothus




x x x x x x x x x









Ceanothus otayensis 



















Ceanothus papillosus 











x







Ceanothus parryi 

Ceanothus parryi
















Ceanothus prostratus 

















Ceanothus purpureus 

Ceanothus purpureus Hollyleaf Ceanothus












Ceanothus ramulosus fascicularis 

Ceanothus ramulosus fascicularis Coastal Buckbrush













Ceanothus Ray Hartman 

Ceanothus Ray Hartman Mountain Lilac
















Ceanothus Remote Blue Ceanothus 

Ceanothus Remote Blue Ceanothus Bush Lilac















Ceanothus rigidus Snowball 

Ceanothus rigidus Snowball White Monterey Lilac






x

 












Ceanothus sorediatus 

Ceanothus sorediatus Jim Bush




x










Ceanothus sorediatus Klamath 

Ceanothus sorediatus Klamath Blue Blossum moutain lilac















Ceanothus spinosus 

Ceanothus spinosus Red-Heart Mountain Lilac












Ceanothus Tassajara Blue Ceanothus 

Ceanothus Tassajara Blue Ceanothus Mountain Lilac













Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 


















Ceanothus thyrsiflorus Big Sur California lilac 

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus Big Sur California lilac Big Sur Lilac















Ceanothus thyrsiflorus repens 

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus repens Low Blue Blossom

















Ceanothus thyrsiflorus Skylark 

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus Skylark Blue Mountain Lilac















Ceanothus thyrsiflorus Snow Flurry 

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Ceanothus tomentosus 

Ceanothus tomentosus Woolly Leaf Mtn. Lilac


















Ceanothus tomentosus olivaceus 

Ceanothus tomentosus olivaceus Romona Lilac













Ceanothus velutinus laevigatus 















Ceanothus velutinus velutinus 















Ceanothus verrucosus 

Ceanothus verrucosus Wart-Stemmed Ceanothus

x












Ceanothus Wheeler Canyon 

Ceanothus Wheeler Canyon Blue Mtn. Lilac













California Lilac, Ceanothus

Southern California Mountain Lilacs

Central and Northern California Mountain Lilacs

Oregon State University did a planting trial at Silverton, Oregon. Their results on the flowering period are similar to ours.