California lilac

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(Bot.) a low shrub with dense clusters of purplish flowers (Ceanothus thyrsiflorus).

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Garden-friendly choices include California lilac (Ceanothus), coffeeberry (Rhamnus californica), monkey flower (Mimulus), toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia), and white sage (Salvia apiana).
Plant species composition for each site varied slightly, but all contained California lilac (Ceanothus griseus), coffeeberry (Rhamnus californica), California buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum), toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia), elderberry (Sambucus mexicana) and coyote brush (Baccharis pilularis).
The garden will also showcase California natives like colorful monkey flowers, California poppies, California lilac, and manzanita, which thrive in low water conditions, along with non-native succulents, Urabe said.
We also wanted to know if you have any recommendations for shade other than California lilac (Ceanothus), which does well for us growing under oak and sycamore trees in decomposed granite.
It is often called California lilac because the flowers of some varieties are similar to the lilac tree and ceanothus originate from California.
Recommended in its place are the California lilac and the chastetree, which have similar flowers and foliage.
Camellias, which will start flowering in the late winter, are also to be recommended, along with California lilac (Ceanothus), the sun rose (Cistus), Hebes, Hydrangea, Lavender, St.
Like holly-leaf ceanothus, the evergreen California lilac that grows in the volcanic chaparral slopes of Napa County's interior coastal ranges, and whose fragrant purple blossoms are resplendent in March and April.
In the wake of a recent column, where I discussed the challenges of growing California lilac (Ceanothus), I received the following e-mail from Pam Boyd, who gardens in Porter Ranch.
Ceanothus originates from North and Central America with most of the 55 species being found in the south western United States - explaining the shrub's nickname California lilac.
Others, however, such as California lilac and flannel bush, are not likely to tolerate extra water--especially in summer.
You could do the same with California lilac (Ceanothus), since arboreal, shrub and ground-cover species are all available in all shades of blue.
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