|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.
This 12 to 20-foot-tall shrub, easily trained as a small tree, has light blue flower spikes, 3 to 5 inches long, which complement the large, dark green leaves.
Attributes - Ceanothus 'Ray Hartman'
Plant Type: Shrub, Tree
Bloom Season: Early Spring through Mid Spring
Flower Color: Blue, Lavender
Height: 12 ft. to 20 ft.
Width: 20 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 7, 8, 9, 10
Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Hot Climates. Fragrant. Susceptible to Aphids, Root Rot.