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 than six feet in height, usually much lower. Leaves are dark green, twigs gray, and the flowers white. Native to sagebrush scrub, pinyon-juniper woodland, found mostly on slopes, and into the Joshua tree woodland. This desert Ceanothus is perfect for desert or dry mountain gardens, and much more appropriate than what is usually planted. Click here for more about Mountain Lilacs.
Fragrant flowers on a bush that doesn't burn very well is perfect for the minimalist mountain landscape, or that inland suburban home with the mountain dweller in it.
Communities for Ceanothus greggii var. vestitus:Chaparral, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland and Yellow Pine Forest.