Ceanothus griseus horizontalis 'Yankee Point'

Carmel Creeper, Yankee Point Ceanothus

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.
Ceanothus griseus horizontalis, Carmel Creeper, Yankee Point Ceanothus
One of the best Ceanothus ground covers, it reaches 6 feet wide. The bright, medium blue flowers grow in abundant clusters. Its leaves are glossy, dark green.

Attributes - Ceanothus griseus horizontalis 'Yankee Point'

Plant Type: Shrub

Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Late Spring

Flower Color: Blue

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 2 ft. to 3 ft.

Width: 9 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 8, 9, 10, 11

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Aphids, Root Rot, Whiteflies.

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