Ceanothus cuneatus var. rigidus 'Snowball'

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Species Name: Ceanothus cuneatus var. rigidus 'Snowball'
Common Name: Snowball Ceanothus

Introduction by Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. This dense shrub of arching branches becomes draped in snow-white flowers as early as January. Best on coast.

Plant Family: Rhamnaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 4 - 6' H x 6 - 10' W
Growth Habit: Mounding with arching branches
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Coast: full sun; Inland: part shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Occasional to moderate
Cold Hary to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Winter
Flower Color: White
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Selected for the garden by Lester Rowntree
Natural Habitat: Slopes, hills, bluffs
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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.