Ceanothus 'Ray Hartman'

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Ceanothus 'Ray Hartman'
Ceanothus 'Ray Hartman'
Ceanothus 'Ray Hartman'

Species Name: Ceanothus 'Ray Hartman'
Common Name: Ray Hartman' California Lilac

Very showy with large glossy green leaves. Can be trained as a small tree. Protect from deer when young. One of the fastest growing Ceanothi. Tolerates garden water and heavy soil. Does well inland or on coast. It’s a champion!

Plant Family: Rhamnaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 12 -20' H x 15' W
Growth Habit: Large shrub, tree-like
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to: Frost tender
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Medium blue
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Selected for the garden; C. arboreus x C. griseus introduced by Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in 1948
Natural Habitat: Selected for the garden

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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.