Ceanothus impressus

Santa Barbara Ceanothus, California Lilac

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 impressus, Santa Barbara Ceanothus, California Lilac
Good in coastal gardens with dry sandy soil, it does not like its feet wet, so plant well away from sprinklers and irrigation. Dense, dark green, ½-inch leaves curl under at the edges.

Attributes - Ceanothus impressus

Plant Type: Shrub

Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Late Spring

Flower Color: Blue

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 6 ft. to 10 ft.

Width: 20 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

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

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