Ceanothus 'Dark Star'

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Ceanothus 'Dark Star'
Ceanothus 'Dark Star'
Ceanothus 'Dark Star'

Species Name: Ceanothus 'Dark Star'
Common Name: 'Dark Star' CA Lilac

Profuse bloomer with dark cobalt blue flowers. Neat, dense form. Small dark green leaves. Drought tolerant. Excellent as hedge or specimen. Limit summer water.

Plant Family: Rhamnaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 6' H x 8' W
Growth Habit: Upright, vase-shape
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable, prefers well-drained
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Cobalt blue
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Selected for the garden; C. impressus x papillosus
Natural Habitat: Slopes, hillsides

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Other Names
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.