Ceanothus 'Dark Star'
|These mostly evergreen ground covers, shrubs and small trees have lightly fragrant blue, white or pink flowers that look like smaller versions of the Common Lilac. North American natives, they do best where summers are dry and they get little water. Known as California or Wild Lilac, they are valued as a drought-tolerant, summer-blooming plant in the West. Usually live 5 to 10 years. Watch for root rot in wet soils, aphids and white fly.
'Dark Star' features 1½-inch clusters of dark blue flowers. The leaves are small, narrow and somewhat deer-resistant.
Attributes - Ceanothus 'Dark Star'
Plant Type: Shrub
Bloom Season: Mid Spring
Flower Color: Blue
Height: 4 ft. to 6 ft.
Width: 8 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 8, 9, 10
Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Aphids, Whiteflies.
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