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Ceanothus griseus Louis Edmunds

Carmel Mtn. Lilac.

We currently do not grow this plant.

Louis Edmunds Ceanothus is a mounding evergreen shrub, 3' X 6' that looks like a 'Carmel Creeper' on steroids. We use as large scale ground cover. If the edges are pruned the plant can become a hedge 6 ft. tall, 4X12 ft. in foot print. Louis Edmunds' has tip burned at 20 degrees F and froze to the ground at 0F. Deer candy, they will walk a block into town for this. The mother plant has grown here for years in full sun with no care or water until the deer found it. They have to climb a fence, cross a creek, walk through 100 ft. of watered nursery stock, cross 2 driveways and get within 30 ft. of two dogs(porch barkers, I'll admit) to eat this plant, but they killed it and a small cherry tree next to it. Use as a hedge row, very large ground cover, shrub-mound(instead of making mounds, plant one of these). Foliage is nice and deep green, flowers are a ok blue, but not show stoppers. The strength of the plant is its tolerance of clay, alkalinity, sand, wind, heat, sun, and water. Developed from a seedling at Tilden in 1942 by Louis Edmunds. Click here for more about Mountain Lilacs.

Ceanothus griseus Louis Edmunds tolerates alkaline soil, sand and clay.

Ceanothus griseus Louis Edmunds's foliage color is green and type is evergreen.
Ceanothus griseus Louis Edmunds's flower color is blue and has a fragrance.

Communities for Ceanothus griseus Louis Edmunds:Closed-cone Pine Forest and Northern Coastal Sage Scrub.

ph: 5.00 to 7.00
usda: 8 to 10
height[m]: 1.00 to 3.00
width[m]: 1.00 to 6.00
rainfall[cm]: 75.00 to 165.00

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