Ceanothus 'South Coast Blue'

South Coast Blue Lilac

Plant family: Rhamnaceae - Buckthorn


Plant type: Shrub

Plant origin: N/A, California, Hybrid

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One Gallon 0   14.99
Five gallon - Natural 0   39.99

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Flower Color Blue
Blooming Season Spring
Height 5-15 feet
Spread 1-5 feet
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Clay, Decomposed Granite, Sand, Sandy Loam, Adaptable

Special Characteristic

Exceptional Fragrance, Hedges and Screens, Slope Stabilizer

Plant Highlights

South Coast Blue grows 8'-10' high and 5' wide so it is an excellent choice for that narrow spot in the yard that needs an eye-catching shrub. It has dark blue flowers and deep green foliage. The foliage is one of the best parts about this plant and really sets this plant apart, although the deep blue flowers are excellent too. We have found it to be fast growing. It was introduced to us by Greg Rubin of California's Own Native Plant Design, and is a hybrid between 'Trewithen Blue' (a type of Ceanothus arboreus) and Ceanothus 'Frosty Blue'.

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This plant is doing so well in my garden that in the 3 years that I have had it starting from a 1 gallon plant, it has grown to over 6' tall and about 7' wide. The foliage and flowers are awesome and the bees love it too!

Posed by: Alex Yapjoco, on Mar 27 2019 5:20PM