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 not as good as others but still a nice deep blue in clusters 2-5 inches long. A very nice plant that is garden tolerant, tolerates clay, sand and garden water. I'm not sure why this isn't in the trade other than it can look bad in containers as it likes to spread its roots. It looks better in the wild than the similar C. impressus does. In our location it goes deciduous during the winter. Our plants froze out in December of 1990 and weve yet to replace them. AND, even though we grew it for ten years, we cant find a picture of it. If you live where its native we need some seeds and a picture. Click here for more about California Lilacs (Ceanothus). Why do the roots of some of the Ceanothus look funny?
Ceanothus parryi tolerates sand and clay.
Foliage of Ceanothus parryi has color silver and is evergreen.
Flower of Ceanothus parryi has color blue.
Communities for Ceanothus parryi:Chaparral, Mixed-evergreen Forest and Redwood Forest.