Ceanothus 'Ray Hartman'
Mountain lilac, Wild lilac hybrid
An evergreen shrub that is a hybrid of Ceanothus arboreus and Ceanothus griseus. It grows up to twenty feet tall and wide. Ray Hartman was the owner and manager of Leonard Coates Nurseries and one of the founders of Saratoga Horticultural Foundation. Ray Hartman Ceanothus was introduced in the 1950's after being found in Ray Hartman's Saratoga garden in the 1940's. The blue flowers bloom winter through spring.
- Plant in full sun to light shade
- Tolerant of heavy clay and sandy soil
- Never irrigate once established
- Drought tolerant
- Attracts butterflies
- Hardy up to 10 degrees
- Native to California