Ceanothus maritimus 'Popcorn'

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Ceanothus maritimus 'Popcorn'
Ceanothus maritimus 'Popcorn'

Species Name: Ceanothus maritimus 'Popcorn'
Common Name: 'Popcorn' CA Wild Lilac

A tidy groundcover that requires little maintenance. Heavy bloomer. Compact, thick leaves. Best on coast. Good substitute for cotoneaster.

Plant Family: Rhamnaceae
Plant Type: Groundcover
Height by Width: 3' H x 6' W
Growth Habit: Low, dense, stiff branches
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate to slow
Sun Exposure: Coast: Full sun; Inland: Part shade
Soil Preference: Well-draining, rocky, acidic
Water Requirements: Infrequent to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Winter/Spring
Flower Color: White
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: A selection for the garden. Introduced by UC Davis
Natural Habitat: Coastal bluffs, ridges, hills, slopes

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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.