Ceanothus maritimus 'Point Sierra'

Point Sierra California Lilac

Plant family: Rhamnaceae - Buckthorn


Plant type: Groundcover, Sub-shrub

Plant origin: N/A, California, Horticultural Selection

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Flower Color Blue, Lavender
Blooming Season Spring, Winter
Height 1-2 feet
Spread 1-5 feet
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Clay, Decomposed Granite, Adaptable, Rocky

Special Characteristic

Attracts Wildlife, Fire Resistance, Tolerant of Clay Soil, Tolerates Hard Frost

Plant Highlights

Point Sierra California Lilac is a selection of maritime Ceanothus from just norht of Arroyo de la Cruz. It is a small scale groundcover evergreen shrub, growing 1-3'high x 4-6'wide. We love Ceanothus maritimus and chose to grow this Point Sierra selection due to it's increased tolerance of inland heat. Nonetheless, we recommend some light shade for hot interior gardens. Lavender blue flowers appear in early spring. This plant will grow in heavy soils and is great wildlife plant for butterflies, pollinators and birds.

Plant as a small-scale groundcover, as an accent in a dry border, or as a highlight in a rock garden. Trails over walls or rocks wonderfully. Maritime ceanothus adapts to many soil types, it will even grow in heavy soils as long as they are well drained. This groundcover ceanothus is slow-growing but long-lived.

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