Ceanothus, Wild Lilac
Ceanothus x pallidus 'Marie Bleu'

Family: Rhamnaceae
Genus: Ceanothus (see-an-OH-thus) (Info)
Species: x pallidus (PAL-id-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Marie Bleu
Additional cultivar information:(aka Marie Bleu, Minmari)

Category:

Perennials

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Deciduous

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 26, 2009, ShrubSource from Zeeland, MI wrote:

Ceanothus - Marie Bleu New Jersey Tea

This native shrub is commonly known as New Jersey Tea or California Lilac. Marie Bleu gives us a truly garden worthy Ceanothus hybrid that combines strong growth, dark green leaves, hardiness, and blue flowers. Blue flowers? That's right loads of misty blue flower heads cover this compact plant in late spring. Then shear lightly after blooming to promote a stronger re-bloom in the summer. Adding to the attraction of blue flowers, red seed head capsules create a season of garden interest. Semi-evergreen in the southern states. Dies back to the ground in the northern states (roots are hardy).