Ceanothus, California Lilac
Ceanothus 'Ray Hartman'

Family: Rhamnaceae
Genus: Ceanothus (see-an-OH-thus) (Info)
Cultivar: Ray Hartman

Category:

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

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Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:

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

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Light Blue

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Regional

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

North Fork, California

Paradise, California

Richmond, California

San Leandro, California

Grand Mound, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Negative

On Nov 5, 2011, XemaSab from Redding, CA wrote:

I have heavy soils, and this plant ate it spectacularly at my house. I think it needs sharp drainage.

Positive

On Oct 27, 2010, suewylan from North Fork, CA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Nearly native in the central California foothills, this ceanothus is fast growing and should be given plenty of room. Grows to 20 feet and can be a small tree if trimmed up each year. Blooms solidly in spring and sometimes a bit in fall. I have it at the back of a salvia bed where it makes a nice dark green background for the fall blooming sages.