Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Arroyo de la Cruz'

Arroyo de la Cruz California Lilac

Plant family: Rhamnaceae - Buckthorn


Plant type: Groundcover, Shrub, Slope Stabilizer

Plant origin: N/A, California, Horticultural Selection

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Flower Color Blue
Blooming Season Spring
Height 3-5 feet
Spread 5-10 feet
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Special Characteristic

Attracts Wildlife, Hedges and Screens, Slope Stabilizer, Tolerates Hard Frost

Plant Highlights

This garden selection grows to 4 feet high x 6-10 wide. Bright shiny evergreen leaves and medium-blue flowers in spring. It makes a large mounding shrub or ground cover, great for erosion control massed on slopes and banks, or a low, informal hedge. Plant in full sun in coastal gardens, provide partial shade inland. Attracts bees and butterflies. Hardy to 15 degrees F.

Horticultural selection C. thyrsiflorus: origin = cuttings (1980) Arroyo de la Cruz, San Luis Obisbo Co.; intro Nevin Smith, Suncrest Nurseries 1981

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