Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. griseus 'Diamond Heights'

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Species Name: Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. griseus 'Diamond Heights'
Common Name: Diamond Heights California Lilac

Grown for unusual variegated foliage. Has soft powder blue flowers in spring. Although afternoon shade is usually recommended for inland gardens, reports indicate that it will thrive in full sun.

Plant Family: Rhamnaceae
Plant Type: Groundcover
Height by Width: 1' H x 4-6' W
Growth Habit: Low and creeping
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Moderate
Cold Hardy to: 25 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Blue
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: A selection from the Mount Davidson area of San Francisco
Natural Habitat: Selected for the garden

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