Plants For Chaparral

Ceanothus foliosus will grow flat in an exposed area with wind. - grid24_12
Ceanothus foliosus Wavy Leaf Mountain lilac

Wavy Leaf Ceanothus is an evergreen shrub that can grow to four or five feet high in inland areas, and one to two feet high near the coast (with wind). Near the coast in cool summer areas Ceanothus fo... Learn more.

Ceanothus gloriosus Hearts Desire groundcover Mountain Lilac sprawls along at about one tall. - grid24_12
Ceanothus gloriosus 'Hearts Desire' Mountain Lilac

Ceanothus gloriosus Hearts Desire was introduced by Cal Flora Nursery in Fulton. C. Heart's Desire is a Mountain Lilac that was found in the wild along the northern California coast in the area ... Learn more.

Sorry, this picture was taken in about 1981. - grid24_12
Ceanothus gloriosus var. exaltatus 'Emily Brown'

Emily Brown Ceanothus is a small scale groundcover about one to two feet high and four to six feet across. The small holly leaves are dark green with dark red-brown stems. Emily Browns dark blue flo... Learn more.

We took this photo of Ceanothus greggii vestitus at dusk. - grid24_12
Ceanothus greggii var. vestitus Mountain Buckbrush

Mountain Buckbrush is a Ceanothus growing in the Tehachapi Mountains, the western transverse ranges, the White and Inyo ranges and the desert mountains of southern California. Commonly grows to less... Learn more.

Ceanothus hearstiorum is actually quit nice little ground cover. These ground cover plants are about 6 inches tall and 8 ft. wide. - grid24_12
Ceanothus hearstiorum San Simeon Ceanothus

Ceanothus hearstiorum has small, soft, dark green leaves and flowers are blue and show up in late spring. A flat Ceanothus, no higher than 2-3 inches. Ceanothus hearstiorum needs part shade in the i... Learn more.

Ceanothus impressus impressus fragrant flowers - grid24_12
Ceanothus impressus var. impressus Santa Barbara Mountain Lilac

Ceanothus impressus impressus is an evergreen, six to ten foot shrub with very small 1/4"-1/2" leaves and curled margins. Santa Barbara Mountain Lilac has aromatic foliage and very showy, deep blue... Learn more.

Ceanothus impressus nipomoensis has red buds and royal blue flowers. - grid24_12
Ceanothus impressus var. nipomensis Arroyo Grande Lilac

Nipomo Mountain Lilac is an eight foot evergreen, that flowers in April-May. The dark blue flowers and small dark green leaves make the plants an attractive hedge. Ceanothus impressus var. nipomensis... Learn more.

Ceanothus jepsonii

Musk Brush is a low spreading evergreen shrub, that can grow up to three feet high. It has holly- like leaves and blue flowers. Musk Brush can be found on dry serpentinite slopes, in chaparral, in the... Learn more.

Ceanothus leucodermis, White bark Ceanothus in the wild - grid24_12
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.

This close up of the Ceanothus maritimus flowers is only maybe 10 cm (5 inches) high. - grid24_12
Ceanothus maritimus Bluff California Lilac

Maritime California Lilac is native to San Luis Obispo county where it grows on old ocean beaches and bluffs. The soil varies from a near adobe through red clay on hard pan to a gray sand-rock comp... Learn more.

This Ceanothus megacarpus X cuneatus was growing on top of a peak on South Vandenberg, south east of Lompoc. - grid24_12
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 oliganthus oliganthus close up of flower. - grid24_12
Ceanothus oliganthus var. 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 plants are small. This one is years old and about 20 cm high. - grid24_12
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.

This picture of Ceanothus parryii in the wild was sent to us by a customer up in Northern California. - grid24_12
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 purpureus - grid24_12
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 in the ground in Santa Margarita - grid24_12
Ceanothus ramulosus var. 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.

An old picture of ceanothus rodericki - grid24_12
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.

This Ceanothus sorediatus in bloom  - grid24_12
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 - grid24_12
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,  Redheart, Greenbark Ceanothus. Ain't common names wonderful? - grid24_12
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.

A low form of Ceanothus thyrsiflorus, Blueblossom or Blue blossom Ceanothus - grid24_12
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 Skylark is really green with blue flowers and will grow throughout most of California. Skylark makes a nice little native hedge or border planting. - grid24_12
Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Skylark' Blue Mountain Lilac

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus  'Skylark'  form of Ceanothus is a California native lilac cultivar that possesses much darker leaves than any other individuals of this species that we have observed. A very f... Learn more.

Ceanothus tomentosus, Woolly Leaf Mtn. Lilac has deep blue flowers. - grid24_12
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 has smaller leaves than regular Ceanothus tomentosus - grid24_12
Ceanothus tomentosus var. 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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