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Carmel Creeper; California Lilac


This evergreen shrub is one of the most popular Ceanothus on the West coast. This low-growing, densely spreading form is best as a large scale ground cover or bank planting. It produces glossy, oval, bright green leaves and clusters of tiny light blue flowers.

Ceanothus griseus horizontalis

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf texture : Glossy

Leaf length : 2"

Leaf shape : Oval

Leaf color : Bright green

Flower Characteristics

Flower shape : Clusters

Flower color : Blue

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 5-15 ft.

Average size maturity height : 1-1/2 - 2-1/2 ft.

Growth rate : Moderate

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 20 to 25 F (Z9a)

Sunset zone : 5-9, 14-17, 19-24

Water requirements : Rarely (Drought Tolerant)

Light exposure : Sun

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes

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