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Point Reyes Ceanothus

  • Scientific Name: Ceanothus gloriosis 'Point Reyes'
  • Garden: Wildlife Garden, Xeriscaping Garden
  • Plant Type: Ground Cover
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen
  • Sun/Shade Exposure: Full Sun or Part Shade
  • Moisture Requirements: Dry

Plant Information

The most popular ground cover Ceanothus and an important plant in our climate. Evergreen ground cover shrub that covers the ground densely. In March the entire plant is smothered in light violet blue flowers. Stems root where they touch the ground making it a valuable erosion control. Full sun to light shade in any well drained soil. Excels on steep slopes. To 10″ tall and 3′ wide very quickly. Plant on 3′ centers for a fast, dense ground cover. If the shrub grown as a ground cover gets too tall it may be sheared after bloom has ended. Water to establish for the first season, this also speeds growth. Excellent performance in Hellstrips. Little water once established. Moderate deer resistance. Plant type: Ground cover, Shrub | Sun exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade Biome: Deer Resistance, Hot Aspects, Low Water/No Water, Oregon Coast, Western Native | USDA Hardiness zone: Zn7b 10º to 5ºF Foliage color: Dark Green | Foliage season: Evergreen

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CEGL full BB, CEGL Leaf BB (©2020 Barbara Bloomfield), CEGL Flower CM (©2021 Cheri Moland)