Ceanothus 'Blue Jeans' is a six by six evergreen mountain lilac
with holly-like leaves and lavender flowers. This hybrid Ceanothus
needs full sun to retain its form and to produce the most flowers
with intense lavender color. In the shade the form becomes weepy and
the color of the flowers becomes a faded denim. It's a somewhat
garden tolerant, good border hedge. Deer and cattle will eat this
plant last (I don't know why but they will just walk through it
without eating). One of the toughest of the hybrids. 'Blue Jeans'
Ceanothus is tolerant to alkaline soil, and tolerates temperatures to
at least 0 degrees F. It produces a colorful show of flowers every
spring with no care, no water and no thought. This one's easy in all
ways. Plant Ceanothus Snowball' in front of it, or around it to make
a moundy or flowing two- color landscape where deer are present.
The myth of Ceanothus being short lived is primarily spread by
incompetent gardeners that insist on using drip irrigation, applying
summer water and soil amendments. Most California native plants hate
all three. Expect a 20-25 year life span for most of the Ceanothus in
most gardens.(Hedge, Hedge)
Click here for more about California Lilacs (Ceanothus).
Why do the roots of
some of the Ceanothus look funny?
Ceanothus 'Blue Jeans' tolerates alkaline soil, sand and clay.
Foliage of Ceanothus 'Blue Jeans' has color green and is evergreen.
Flower of Ceanothus 'Blue Jeans' has color violet.
Communities for Ceanothus 'Blue Jeans':Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub and Northern Coastal Sage Scrub.