Ceanothus 'Ray Hartman'

Ray Hartman Ceanothus

Plant family: Rhamnaceae - Buckthorn


Plant type: Shrub

Plant origin: N/A, California, Hybrid

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Fifteen Gallon 0   129.00
One Gallon 0   12.99
Five gallon - Natural 0   34.99

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Flower Color Blue
Blooming Season Spring
Height 15-25 feet
Spread 5-10 feet, 10-15 feet
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Clay, Decomposed Granite, Sand, Sandy Loam

Special Characteristic

Exceptional Fragrance, Hedges and Screens, Slope Stabilizer

Plant Highlights

Ray Hartman is an attractive, tall lilac with large dark green shiny leaves and large light to medium blue flowers on 6" spikes. It grows 15 to 20 ft tall with very straight erect flower heads. It is also a very fast grower. 'Ray Hartman' is very drought tolerant and is ok in heavy soils or sand. It is much more tolerant of garden conditions than its relative Ceanothus arboreus. 'Ray Hartman' is a hybrid of Ceanothus arboreus and Ceanothus griseus. It makes a fine garden specimen and can be pruned into a small tree.

Hybrid; origin = seedling (1932) Leonard Coates Nsy, C. griseus x C. arboreus; intro Saratoga Horticultural Foundation 1956

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