Ceanothus cuneatus, Buck brush
California Mountain Lilac Buck brush, Wedgeleaf Ceanothus
This California native can reach a height of up to twelve feet tall and wide. White with blue or lavender flower clusters bloom in spring.
Pinch and lightly prune in spring after flowering. You can remove flower clusters right after blooming to encourage a denser growth habit. If given too much water it will be short lived. You shouldn’t cut into any new growth that is larger around than a pencil. Larger cuts heal slowly and become infected with apricot dieback fungus, fungal spores are spread by rain.
Plant with: Gray Pine (Pinus sabiniana), Pinyon Pine (Pinus monophylla), Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa), Blue Oak (Quercus douglasii), Johnny Jump Up (Viola pedunculata), Manzanita (Arctostaphylos species), coffeeberry (Frangula species)
-Full sun for maximum flowering
-Tolerates wide range of soil
- Water once a month after the first year
- Attracts birds, butterflies and bees
-Hardy to 10 degrees
-Lives for 25+ years