Mountain whitethorn is a gray/green shrub with whitish bark that has a tendency to go deciduous in the winter cold leaving a spiny bush. The fragrant white flowers and silver foliage make a wonderful contract in the green of the mountains. Snowbush is useful as large scale groundcover in high elevations or heavy snow areas. This Ceanothus is a very slow and a pain at lower elevations(sea level). At higher elevations(about 2000 meters, 5000-8000 feet) Whitethorn is a fast growing large scale groundcover. Click here for more about Mountain Lilacs.
Foliage of Ceanothus cordulatus has color lt-green and is deciduous.
Flower of Ceanothus cordulatus has color white and has a fragrance.
Communities for Ceanothus cordulatus:Douglas Fir Forest and Red Fir Forest.