Ceanothus maritimus

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Species Name: Ceanothus maritimus
Common Name: Maritime Ceanothus

Good ground cover for a shady area. Best near the coast. Water about once a week. Rare, known from fewer than ten occurances in the wild.

Plant Family: Rhamnaceae
Plant Type: Groundcover
Height by Width: 2' H x 5' W
Growth Habit: Low, creeping
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate to slow
Sun Exposure: Coast: Full sun; Inland: Part shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Infrequent to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 0 degrees F
Flower Season: Winter/Spring
Flower Color: Deep blue
Endangered?: List 1B/ RED 3-2-3
Distribution: Central Coast (Northern San Luis Obispo County-Hearst Ranch)
Natural Habitat: Coastal Hills, bluffs below 500 feet

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