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Ceanothus 'Dark Star'


California Mountain Lilac

A fast growing shrub that reaches up to five feet high and wide.  Deep blue flowers bloom in Spring.  A cross between the Santa Barbara Ceanothus, Ceanothus impressus and Ceanothus papillosus var. roweanus cultivated by Ken Taylor.  To shape the plant, keep them dense and trim spent flowering branches before they seed in April or May.

- Plant in full sun

- Best in well draining soil

- Drought tolerant - maximum water during summer is twice a week once established 

- Attracts bees, butterflies and birds

- Hardy up to 15 degrees

- Native to California