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PlantFiles: Ceanothus, California Lilac
Ceanothus 'Concha'

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

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8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

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

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Bloom Color:
Dark Blue

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive anelson77 On May 11, 2009, anelson77 from Seattle, WA wrote:

I have several of these. They grow fast and bloom heavily, even one in part shade. No watering needed, even the first year. They bloom later than "Dark Star" and so extend the ceanothus season. Still, "Dark Star" is my favorite, for its intense dark blue color and handsome tiny dark green leaves. "Concha" is lighter blue, has bigger lighter leaves, and grows even faster.

Positive bastowp On Feb 26, 2008, bastowp from Brighton
United Kingdom wrote:

This plant grows well in the UK, which is Zone 8

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

Ceanothus 'Concha' BLUE CEANOTHUS EG (z8) (Hon,Fra)
One of the best garden Ceanothus (to 6'x 6') because it has densely arranged dark-grn lvs, because of its attractive clusters of deep-blue flowers, AND because it tolerates some summer water. Sun/Med-D/GDr


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

Dublin, California
Martinez, California
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
San Diego, California
Ukiah, California
Langley, Washington
Seattle, Washington

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