Ceanothus
'Julia Phelps'

Yes, THIS is the “California Lilac” variety that creates such a mind-bending solid and textural cloud of richest indigo-purple bloom in Spring. To 6-8’ tall and wide and well, incredibly gorgeous,it’s also fragrant in and out of bloom. Toss in some contrast enhancing orange or yellow California poppies nearby and oooh baby baby! Handsome, dense, glossy and crinkly deep evergreen foliage. Provides seed and shelter for the birds – including quail – and serves up nectar for the bees and butterflies. Unsurpassed for native, xeric and fire resistant landscaping where soil is infertile, drainage is fine (slopes especially) and Summer water is very low to non-existent. Hardy to 12-15 degrees F. Deer resistant.

Annie

Sun
Low/No Summer Water

CA Native Perennial Shrub
USDA zones 7b-10