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Ceanothus Joyce Coulter

Ceanothus Joyce Coulter Creeping Mountain Lilac
Ceanothus Joyce Coulter' is an evergreen mountain lilac ground cover, 2 foot high by 8 foot wide, (but can be much taller or wider depending on how you prune it, the sun it receives, the water rece... Learn more.

Ceanothus Julia Phelps

Ceanothus Julia Phelps Small Leaf Mountain Lilac
Julia Phelps reaches six feet near coast, and eight feet inland, produces very showy, dark blue-purple flowers. The leaves are small and crinkly, foliage is a dark- green. The whole plant appears ... Learn more.

Ceanothus L.T. Blue

Ceanothus L.T. Blue White Bark Mountain Lilac
Ceanothus L.T. Blue is ten feet tall and four feet wide. This ... Learn more.

Ceanothus leucodermis

Ceanothus leucodermis White Bark California Lilac
White bark California Lilac is an evergreen shrub to eight feet tall and six to ten feet wide. With the white bark and azure blue flowers, the bush makes quite a show in spring. This Ceanothus is n... Learn more.

Ceanothus maritimus

Ceanothus maritimus Bluff California Lilac
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Ceanothus megacarpusX Tranquil Margarita

Ceanothus megacarpusX Tranquil Margarita Big Pod California Lilac
Big Pod California Lilac is an evergreen shrub that usually grows to six feet or so, sometimes higher, but usually compact. This Ceanothus is similar to C. cuneatus but the white flowers are pure w... Learn more.

Ceanothus Mills Glory

Ceanothus Mills Glory Holly Leaved California Mountain Lilac
Mill's Glory California lilac is an evergreen ground cover, 2-3' high by 8' wide, denim blue flowers, holly leaves with dark green, glossy foliage. Believed to be a hybrid between Ceanothus purpure... Learn more.

Ceanothus oliganthus oliganthus

Ceanothus oliganthus oliganthus Hairy-Leaf Ceanothus
Ceanothus oliganthus var. oliganthus. A sprawling shrub that grows on north- facing slopes in coastal southern California. The plant in the picture was observed in the Moorpark area, growing in gra... Learn more.

Ceanothus otayensis

Ceanothus otayensis Otay Mountain Lilac
Ceanothus otayensis, (Ceanothus X otayensis), Otay Mountain Lilac is native to San Diego County and adjoining Baja. A very different Mountain lilac, small holly leaves on a small, multi-stemmed plant ... Learn more.

Ceanothus papillosus Wart Stem California Lilac
Ceanothus papillosus is a five foot evergreen with scented foliage and stunning deep blue flowers. A glorious plant in almost all respects. It is serpentine tolerant, drought tolerant, and I... Learn more.

Ceanothus parryi

Ceanothus parryi
Ceanothus parryi is an evergreen shrub to six feet in most gardens, can make eighteen feet in the wild. Small, dark green leaves on a tight rounded bush, make it an attractive plant. Flower show is ... Learn more.

Ceanothus pumilus Dwarf Ceanothus
Dwarf Ceanothus grows as a flat mat in North Western California and Southwestern Oregon. Looks similar to Ceanothus maritimus.... Learn more.

Ceanothus purpureus

Ceanothus purpureus Hollyleaf Ceanothus
Ceanothus purpureus is a higher version of C. 'Mills glory'. A rare plant to 6 ft. in height, and leaves with wavy, toothed edges and flowers are blue to purple. This California lilac grows on vo... Learn more.

Ceanothus ramulosus fascicularis

Ceanothus ramulosus fascicularis Coastal Buckbrush
(Syn. Ceanothus cuneatus var. fascicularis) Ceanothus ramulosus is a ten foot tall by ten to fifteen feet wide bush in Los Osos or a five foot tall bush in Lompoc. The fragrant blue flowers make for m... Learn more.

Ceanothus Ray Hartman

Ceanothus Ray Hartman Mountain Lilac
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Ceanothus Remote Blue Ceanothus

Ceanothus Remote Blue Ceanothus Bush Lilac
Ceanothus 'Remote Blue' is a hybrid that arose on the nursery grounds, and is believed to be a hybrid between ... Learn more.

Ceanothus roderickii

Ceanothus roderickii Pine Hill Ceanothus
The flattest of the Mtn. Lilacs. Rare, CNPS 1B, R-E-D 3-2-3 State-Fed CR/C1. A very nice little plant. Has some drought tolerance but prefers afternoon shade, good drainage, and 1/week water. NOT EAS... Learn more.

Ceanothus sorediatus

Ceanothus sorediatus Jim Bush
Ceanothus sorediatus can be an very fast and vigorous evergreen shrub or small tree with dark green foliage with a hint of gray that grows to twenty feet. This is another chameleon. In interior clays ... Learn more.

Ceanothus sorediatus Klamath

Ceanothus sorediatus Klamath Blue Blossum mountain lilac
A nice Ceanothus for those of you that live in the northern California forest. This form is the extreme northern California form of Ceanothus oliganthus var. sorediatus that appears to have some Ceano... Learn more.

Ceanothus spinosus

Ceanothus spinosus Red-Heart Mountain Lilac
Green Bark California Lilac, Ceanothus spinosus, is a vibrant green and lush looking Lilac, that likes clay soil! Green Bark or Red-Heart California Lilac is great for a fast hedge or screen for San ... Learn more.

Ceanothus Tassajara Blue Ceanothus

Ceanothus Tassajara Blue Ceanothus Mountain Lilac
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Ceanothus thyrsiflorus Big Sur California lilac

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus Big Sur California lilac Big Sur Lilac
This California lilac is an evergreen 5' shrub to small tree. (This form is more of a four foot mound.) Flowers May-June with a good light blue show. They are not very cold hardy. They usually grow ... Learn more.

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus Skylark

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus Skylark Blue Mountain Lilac
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Ceanothus tomentosus

Ceanothus tomentosus Woolly Leaf Mtn. Lilac
Ceanothus tomentosus is an evergreen shrub that can reach 6-8 ft. (In the Sierra Nevada around Ione individuals reach 4-6 ft.). and grows in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada from Mariposa north to... Learn more.

Ceanothus tomentosus olivaceus

Ceanothus tomentosus olivaceus Ramona Lilac
Native to the southern California mountains (a form often listed as C. tomentosus var. olivaceous) and grows on decomposed granite to sandstone. Some companion plants are Quercus agrifolia, Q. corne... Learn more.

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