Plant family: Rhamnaceae - Buckthorn
Plant type: Shrub, Tree
Plant origin: N/A, California
Decomposed Granite, Sand, Rocky
Attracts Wildlife, Fire Resistance, Hedges and Screens, Tolerates Hard Frost
This fast-growing, easy lilac grows anywhere from 6'-25' and spreads to 15'. Shiny bright green leaves provide the perfect backdrop for profuse blue flowers that grow in clusters from March through April and even into May. This small tree works as a foundational shrub or informal hedge, or can be espalliered against a wall. Blueblossom is an important habitat plant, hosting the larvae of a number of butterflies and moths, nectar for bees and other pollinators, and providing food and shelter for birds and small mammals.
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