Plant family: Rhamnaceae - Buckthorn
Plant type: Groundcover, Sub-shrub
Plant origin: N/A, Horticultural Selection
Attracts Wildlife, Fire Resistance, Tolerates Hard Frost
Frosty Dawn California Lilac, also known as Maritime ceanothus, is a small, evergreen groundcover 2'-3' x 5'-6'. Its low, compact and creeping habit make this an excellent choice for coastal gardens. Like it's parent, Frosty Dawn is slow growing but long lived, try planting Frosty Dawn Ceanothus on hills, mixed in with boulders, or in a border that has plants that also prefer low water. Leaves are greyish green above, nearly white with wool beneath. It produces dense clusters of lavender-blue flowers in spring, even as early as December. Provide additional water and protection from afternoon sun inland.
Horticultural selection C. maritimus; intro David Fross, Native Sons Nursery
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