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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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.
(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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.