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Centennial Hybrid Wild Lilac

Ceanothus x 'Centennial'

Deep cobalt blue flower clusters cover this low mounding evergreen shrub in spring, providing a striking display. Small glossy dark green foliage on sprawling branches forms an attractive, easy-care ground cover. Planting in mass on slopes or under outer canopy of large trees. Considered to be more heat-tolerant than C. griseus horizontalis. Drought tolerant once established.
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Once established, needs only occasional water.

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Botanical Pronunciationsee-an-OH-thus
Average Size at MaturityFast growing, 1 to 2 ft. tall and 6 to 10 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeDark blue flowers in late spring to early summer.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorBlue
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleMediterranean, Rustic
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Firescaping/Firewise, Mass Planting, Wildlife Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional water.

Provide well drained soil. Avoid heavy, alkaline soils. Best in full sun near coast; part sun in hot summer areas. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Drought tolerant once established but best with occasional water.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-10

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