Provided for consumer information—Monrovia is not currently growing this plant.

  • Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growth 2 to 4 ft. tall 4 to 6 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Groundcover
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Plant type:Groundcover, Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growth 2 to 4 ft. tall 4 to 6 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:Blue
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleMediterranean
    Design IdeasMakes a fine addition to mixed shrub borders for texture, and blue floral accent. Superior choice for drought resistant landscapes as structural material and background. Tall enough to create an informal hedge or visual screen for privacy year around. Naturalizes well in the west and blends with other natives from that region in a wild garden setting. Shade tolerance makes an exceptional shrub for sunny spots in woodlands. Superior plant for framing rock waterfalls and fountains in warm winter climates.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    Lore:
    Native Americans harvested the saponifiers in ceanothus flowers to use as shampoo and soap. Fire hardened branches were made into digging sticks. Wood also used for spoons other high stress implements and for rods in burden baskets.