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-ISH SOIL as well as rich, loamy soil. Flowers repeatedly Summer thru Fall – if you remove spent blooms – 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 anytime for a shorter silhouette. Bees and butterflies! Deer resistant! Hardy to 5°F.