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 foliosus prefers full sun, inland part shade or afternoon shade. Wavy leaf Ceanothus has small dark green leaves, that have a very pleasant scent. The flowers are a deep dark blue also fragrant. Grows in rocky serpentine soils, but does ok in most soils that are not alkaline. Ceanothus foliosus is cold tolerant to about 5 degrees F. A chameleon plant. It looks different in every planting, and each plant seems to respond differently. Click here for more about Mountain Lilacs.
Ceanothus foliosus tolerates clay and serpentine.
Foliage of Ceanothus foliosus has color silver, is evergreen and has fragrance.
Flower of Ceanothus foliosus has color blue.
Communities for Ceanothus foliosus:Chaparral, Mixed-evergreen Forest and Yellow Pine Forest.