Ceanothus thyrsiflorus

Compact and densely branching with pleasing glossy emerald green leaves and a long bloom season, California native hybrid ‘Skylark’ has much to tout. Fast growing to 3-5’ tall and a bit wider, this handsome evergreen shrub is easy to use as an accent in smaller spaces or as a groundcover or even a hedge. Abundant clusters of fragrant cerulean blue flowers burst into a breathtaking display from Spring into Summer and often again in Fall in cooler climates. Tolerates heat, clayish soil and Summer water better than most “California Lilacs” and is quite frost hardy to 5-10°F. Requires some Summer water inland once established. Deer resistant!

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Sun/Part Sun
Low/No Summer Water

CA Native Perennial
USDA zones 6b-10