Ceanothus, Wild Lilac
Ceanothus x pallidus 'Marie Simon'

Family: Rhamnaceae
Genus: Ceanothus (see-an-OH-thus) (Info)
Species: x pallidus (PAL-id-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Marie Simon

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Elk Grove, California

Martinez, California

Richmond, California

Millbrook, New York

Ridgefield, Washington

Vancouver, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Mar 17, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Ceanothus pallidus 'Marie Simon' PINK CEANOTHUS Dec (z6) (Fra,Hon,Bfly)
One of very few pink-flowered Ceanothus,this hardy sm-med garden hybrid repeat blooms to produce its clear-pink flowers from summer into fall; lovely in a border or trained againt a wall. Sun/Med

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On Nov 21, 2002, jkom51 from Oakland, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

A rare ceanothus, 'Marie Simon' is deciduous (a surprise to me!) with pink flowers -- most ceanothus are blue-flowering and evergreen. I'm in zone 9, coastal Nor. CA, and this is in partial shade, which seems to keep it within reasonable height. Seldom bothered by pests, but although they grow fast they don't live long, 5-10 yrs at most.