Ceanothus arboreus

Island Ceanothus

Plant family: Rhamnaceae - Buckthorn


Plant type: Shrub

Plant origin: N/A, California

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Fifteen Gallon 0   139.00
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Five gallon - Natural 0   39.99
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Flower Color Blue
Blooming Season Spring
Height 5-15 feet, 15-25 feet
Spread 10-15 feet
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Monthly Water
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Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub

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Clay, Decomposed Granite, Sand, Sandy Loam

Special Characteristic

Exceptional Fragrance, Slope Stabilizer, Tolerant of Clay Soil

Plant Highlights

This is one of the tallest lilacs, capable of reaching 25'-30' at maturity. It has lush, large leaves and gorgeous pale blue flowers on long spikes. It does well in informal hedges and screens or as a garden specimen. Summer water will likely cause its demise, so plant it in well-drainng soil where it will not get supplemental water once it is established.

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