Ceanothus greggii

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Species Name: Ceanothus greggii
Common Name: Mojave ceanothus

Good on dry slopes. Recommended for higher elevations. Nice tough shrub. Protect from deer when young. Can handle heat, cold, wind.

Plant Family: Rhamnaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 4'-6' H x 4-6' W
Growth Habit: Mounding
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining, rocky
Water Requirements: Occasional to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 7,000'
Flower Season: Winter/Spring
Flower Color: White
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Tehachapi to San Jacinto Mountains, White and Inyo Mtns, Peninsular Range, Desert Mtns.
Natural Habitat: Dry slopes

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Other Names
  • Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: Gardening with California Monocots. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.