Plant family: Rhamnaceae - Buckthorn
Plant type: Groundcover, Shrub
Plant origin: N/A, California, Horticultural Selection
Clay, Sand, Adaptable
Attracts Wildlife, Fire Resistance, Tolerant of Clay Soil, Tolerates Hard Frost
Ceanothus ‘Skylark’ is a good choice for small gardens. This lush green, compact Ceanothus thyrsiflorus cultivar flowers later than all other ceanothus extending your flower season into early summer. Dark blue flower spikes appear in spring and into summer, and some flowering will occur again in fall. It is slow growing to 3-6 ft tall with 5 foot spread making it ideal for smaller spaces. Plant in full sun on the coast or in part shade inland. Skylark performs best in heavier clay soils but will tolerate sandier soils if needed. Ceanothus are favorites of butterflies and pollinators, adding to their landscape value.
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