California Lilacs (Ceanothus spp.)

medium deer areas. If you have high deer problems stick with your local Ceanothus species and whatever you do, don't water (except for the first summer)!

For more information on deer problems see the Deer Page. A note about yellow leaves on Ceanothus. One of the 'bugs' on Ceanothus is the Silk Moth.
You can look at the approximate  Ceanothus flowering times here.

Southern California Mountain Lilacs

Central and Northern California Mountain Lilacs

Ceanothus Hybrids

Ceanothus Dark Star in Morro Bay 100 feet from the water. - grid24_12

Ceanothus Dark Star, Small Leaf Mountain Lilac

Dark star is a showy Ceanothus that prefers coastal climates to interior areas. It has tiny leaves and round flower clusters. Dark star grows 6 ft tall and eight ft wide.
We do not grow this plant as it regularly dies on customers. Sad for plant, sad for customer.

Ceanothus Tassajara Blue with no extra water in Escondido. - grid24_12

Ceanothus Tassajara Blue, Mountain Lilac

Tassajara Blue has dark green leaves and blue flowers, grows to around 8 ft tall, and is probably a hybrid between Ceanothus arboreus and Ceanothus griseus. Tassajara Blue grows fast, is fairly garden tolerant as well as drought tolerant, and doesn't mind being pruned, if you want a more formal hedge.
Desert Mallow and Mt. Lilac, Ceanothus, work well in a California  garden - grid24_12
Desert Mallow and Ceanothus flower at about the same time.
Ceanothus Joyce Coulter and Fremontia  - grid24_12
Ceanothus Joyce Coulter and Fremontodendron flower at about the same time.
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