Ceanothus hearstiorum

Hearst ceanothus

Plant family: Rhamnaceae - Buckthorn


Plant type: Groundcover, Shrub

Plant origin: N/A, California

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Flower Color Blue
Blooming Season Spring
Height 0-1 feet, 1-2 feet
Spread 5-10 feet
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Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub

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Clay, Alkaline

Special Characteristic

Tolerant of Clay Soil

Plant Highlights

Hearst ceanothus is a very rare plant found only on the central California coast near Hearst's Castle. This is one of the lowest growing ceanothus, with young plants developing a star-like pattern before growing into a dense carpet 6 to 12 inches high with a 6 to 12 feet spread. The 3/4" leaves have a crinkled texture with a sparkling, reflective surface. In spring the plant is blanketed with dusty to medium blue flowers. The foliage is scented and gives off its fragrance after a rain. This is an excellent ground cover for a coastal garden. Plant in full sun or filtered shade on the coast and give at least one mid-summer watering. In interior valleys, filtered shade and monthly water is recommended. Plant this rare specimen with the equally rare Arctostaphylos cruzensis for a special piece of the central California coast in your garden.

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