Ceanothus x pallidus
Such a gorgeous, useful and hardy shrub, and yet hardly known! An East/West Coast hybrid, ‘Marie’ is easygoing, cold hardy, tough and adaptable to both poor CLAY soil as well as rich, loamy soil. How great that it blooms repeatedly Summer thru Fall with an amazing profusion of fluffy scented light pink 3” panicles on contrasting wine-red stems. With a nice, bushy habit, it’s great in a mixed bed, dry bed or as filler in a rose garden. Can reach 5’ x 5’, but you can cut it back hard anytime for a shorter silhouette. Bees and butterflies! Deer resistant ! Hardy to 5 degrees F.