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 gravelly, sandy soil. It would be a very appropriate shrub to plant in upland portions of that area. In inner San Diego county, (Ramona, Valley Center) Hairy-Leaf Ceanothus fill the canyons with blue each spring. Called Hairy-Leaf Ceanothus, though the leaves are not very hairy, if at all, in our area. Fast and a good bird/wildlife plant. But I can't picture telling a customer, There's your hedge of hairy leaf Ceanothus. I mean, why not Blue Canyon Lilac? Click here for more about California Lilacs (Ceanothus). Why do the roots of some of the Ceanothus look funny?
Ceanothus oliganthus var. oliganthus tolerates sand.
Foliage of Ceanothus oliganthus var. oliganthus is evergreen.
Flower of Ceanothus oliganthus var. oliganthus has color blue.
Communities for Ceanothus oliganthus var. oliganthus:Chaparral.