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Any of various shrubs or small trees of the genus Ceanothus, chiefly of western North America, having showy clusters of usually blue or whitish flowers.

[New Latin, genus name, from Greek keanōthos, a kind of spiny plant, perhaps the thistle Cirsium arvense (used by Carl Linnaeus as the name for the genus of North American shrubs probably in reference to the spines borne by many species).]


(Plants) any shrub of the North American rhamnaceous genus Ceanothus: grown for their ornamental, often blue, flower clusters
[C19: New Latin, from Greek keanōthos a kind of thistle]
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Color was the driving force for Jett's plant choices, including pink-blooming Cistus, orange Leucospermum, and purple-flowered Ceanothus.
For blue foliage, my favourite shrub/climber is Ceanothus Autumnal Blue.
For groundcovers, these include Point Reyes ceanothus, also known as Ceanothus gloriosus; and carpet broom, also known as Genista pilosa.
But be aware of what not to touch, which is basically anything that is coming into flower or about to flower, such as Forsythia, Ribes, evergreen Ceanothus, Philadelphus and Weigela.
Spears JDH, Lajtha K, Caldwell BA, Pennington SB, Vanderbilt K (2001) Species effects of Ceanothus velutinus versus Pseudotsuga menziesii, Douglas-fir, on soil phosphorus and nitrogen properties in the Oregon cascades.
The Chumash Indians utilized ceanothus flowers as a soap, and you will see why when you rub the soft inflorescences between your palms.
Q MY ceanothus bush has grown like mad and needs severe pruning.
Take semi-hardwood cuttings of the following shrubs: Buddleia, Ceanothus, Lavender, Rosemary, and Honeysuckle.
HIGHLIGHTS: Buckwheat, ceanothus, Cleveland sage, penstemons.
Q My ceanothus, which has done very for the past few years, has gone completely brown, although the wood seems to be alive.
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Wholesale Nurseries, Blakedowns of Kidderminster showed Ceanothus Diamond Heights which is a low growing Ceanothus with pale yellow foliage splashed with deep green and covered in light blue flowers.