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Wild Lilac


This prostrate growing evergreen shrub spreads from the center out into a symmetrical star-shaped pattern. Red-brown stems hold small, narrow, dark-green leaves and in late spring appear the abundant clusters of tiny blue flowers. This is one of the more shade tolerant of the Ceanothus and grows well in a wide range of soils.

Ceanothus hearstiorum

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf notes : Leaves have deeply impressed veins.

Leaf length : 1 1/2"

Leaf shape : Oblong; toothed

Leaf color : Dark green

Flower Characteristics

Flower shape : Clusters

Flower color : Blue

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 6-8 ft.

Average size maturity height : 1/2 ft.

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 20 to 25 F (Z9a)

Sunset zone : 5-9, 14-24

Water requirements : Rarely (Drought Tolerant)

Light exposure : Sun

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes

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