This one has blue flowers that are conical in shape. The shrub stood between 4' and 5' tall, and just as wide. Beautiful! I will post another photo with a close-up of the flower.
SOLVED: Do You Know This Shrub?
It looks like Ceanothus Californian Lilac http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&lr=&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=ceanothus
You have pointed me in the right direction. The flowers on Victoria look like the one. Thanks Baa and Darius!
So, you don't like our own PDB? (~:
I love them!!! I just planted over a dozen of them along my driveway, in a few years they will grow into a beautiful, fragrant hedge!
I have been wanting one for my father for years. He bought one on a trip to California a few years ago and planned on keeping it as a container plant, but it got overwintered with our shrubs in our garden center. Needless to say, it didn't survive. Can anyone get me one? I tried some online sources last year but no one would ship me just one plant. Any leads would be greatly appreciated.
Studley, I'll be looking for one also. Will let you know what I come up with! :-D
Thanks, Sue, they are definitely a west coast item, so you should have no problem.
Studley - here is a link for several at Forest Farm. I think the 'Concha' is a winner!
I have 2 gorgeous photos of mature Ceanothus 'Concha' but unfortunately I cannot post them here (not my photos and I cannot remember where I got them). If anyone wants to see them, email me and I'll send them to you.
It is stunning when mature!
Hi Darius! Lucky you! I have read they are slow growers? Wonder how long they would take to reach 5 feet? I agree, they are really gorgeous. Funny, how I never noticed them before, but now just driving around, I spot them in peoples yards....:-)
Would love to see the photo!
Sue, you'll have to email me from DG... I cannot attach a photo to DG email.
someone told me there's a variegated groundcover variety...I haven't found one yet but I'm looking.
Sue, isn't it wonderful to "discover" a new plant? I did the same thing a few years ago, I was driving along and saw one in full bloom and had to drive around the block for another look, I wondered why I'd never noticed them all these years, but now I see them everywhere, I know of one that's about 15 feet tall and 20 feet wide, it's majestic in the spring when it's a solid mass of deep blue.
Carena, that sounds gorgeous! 15 x 20,wow! I just phoned a local grower and they have several varieties in now, I will take a look this week. I will also check and see if they have the variegated groundcover. If they have one, I'll e-mail you!