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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Do You Know This Shrub?

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Sue_WA

Sue_WA
Seattle, WA
(Zone 8a)

June 10, 2003
9:47 PM

Post #551740

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.

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Baa

June 10, 2003
9:53 PM

Post #551753

It looks like Ceanothus Californian Lilac http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&lr=&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=ceanothus

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

June 10, 2003
10:01 PM

Post #551762

Ceanothus 'Victoria' ??

Sue_WA

Sue_WA
Seattle, WA
(Zone 8a)

June 10, 2003
10:54 PM

Post #551805

You have pointed me in the right direction. The flowers on Victoria look like the one. Thanks Baa and Darius!
Ulrich
Manhattan Beach, CA
(Zone 11)

June 10, 2003
10:54 PM

Post #551808

So, you don't like our own PDB? (~:
http://plantsdatabase.com/search.php?search_text=ceanothus
http://plantsdatabase.com/go/51549/
Carena
Woodburn, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 10, 2003
10:58 PM

Post #551814

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!
Studley
Rochester, NH
(Zone 5a)

June 10, 2003
11:35 PM

Post #551841

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.

Sue_WA

Sue_WA
Seattle, WA
(Zone 8a)

June 10, 2003
11:57 PM

Post #551848

Studley, I'll be looking for one also. Will let you know what I come up with! :-D
Studley
Rochester, NH
(Zone 5a)

June 11, 2003
12:26 AM

Post #551866

Thanks, Sue, they are definitely a west coast item, so you should have no problem.

Sue_WA

Sue_WA
Seattle, WA
(Zone 8a)

June 24, 2003
5:04 PM

Post #564683

Studley - here is a link for several at Forest Farm. I think the 'Concha' is a winner!

http://www.forestfarm.com/search/search.asp?aPage=1&index=genus&field-keywords=ceanothus

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

June 24, 2003
5:31 PM

Post #564714

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!

Sue_WA

Sue_WA
Seattle, WA
(Zone 8a)

June 24, 2003
5:47 PM

Post #564732

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!

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

June 24, 2003
6:23 PM

Post #564762

Sue, you'll have to email me from DG... I cannot attach a photo to DG email.

Sue_WA

Sue_WA
Seattle, WA
(Zone 8a)

June 24, 2003
7:44 PM

Post #564831

Darius, sent you mail! :-D
Carena
Woodburn, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 24, 2003
7:44 PM

Post #564832

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.

Sue_WA

Sue_WA
Seattle, WA
(Zone 8a)

June 24, 2003
7:48 PM

Post #564834

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!

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