Ceanothus hearstiorum, Hearst's Ceanothus
Hearst Ranch Buckbrush, Hearst's Ceanothus
A creeping ground cover that grows up to one foot tall and eight feet wide. A California Native endemic to the San Luis Obispo coast. The blue flowers bloom in winter through the 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 in full sun to part shade
- Tolerant of heavy clay and sandy soil
- Water once a month after the first year
- Drought tolerant
- Deer resistant
- Attracts butterflies and birds
- Hardy up to 10 degrees
- Native to California