Ceanothus x impressus
This California native evergreen shrub is perhaps the most striking of all the genus boasting royal blue FRAGRANT flower clusters that smother the plant from late Winter thru early Spring. Grows to 8’ high & 6’ wide with teensy, dark green, glossy leaves, becoming tree-like with age. Looks particularly striking when planted adjacent to grey foliage or white flowers & is better suited to coastal gardens than inland areas. A wonderful habitat plant for butterflies, hummingbirds & quail. Drought tolerant, clay tolerant, deer resistant, & EASY. Once established, NO SUMMER WATER IS REQUIRED.