Plant family: Rhamnaceae - Buckthorn
Plant type: Groundcover, Sub-shrub
Plant origin: N/A, Horticultural Selection
Attracts Wildlife, Good in Containers, Good under Oaks, Tolerates Hard Frost
This unusual low growing Ceanothus hybrid will definitely appeal to those who are attracted to variegated foliage. A bright low-growing shrub with chartreuse leaves splashed with dark green. Foliage is brightest in warm weather and full sun, and will be greener in winter or if heavily shaded. Remove any stems with solid green leaves that periodically develop.This ceanothus is fast growing to 1' tall and 4' to 6' wide, with light blue flowers appearing in spring. We recommend placing in full sun on the coast and shade or part shade inland. It is an excellent choice for containers, along a shady border or spilling over a wall. Diamond Heights Ceanothus is suitable for planting in the dry shade beneath native oaks and combines well with Blue-eyed grass and Coffeeberry. Frost hardy to 20 degrees F, and drought tolerant once established.
This was a plant selected by Barry Lehrman in 1985 from a planting of Carmel Creeper (Ceanothus griseus var. horizontalis), that was found in the Diamond Heights neighborhood on Mount Davidson, in the center of San Francisco
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