Diamond Heights Variegated Carmel Creeper

Ceanothus griseus var. horizontalis 'Diamond Heights'

A brightly colored, low-growing evergreen with exceptional chartreuse and dark green variegation, accented by clusters of pale blue spring flowers. The yellow tones dominate in warm weather, while the green dominates in cooler weather or shade. Takes cool coastal sunlight; site in bright shade in hot, inland regions. Stunning in containers.
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8 - 10

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Full sun, Partial sun

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical Pronunciationsee-an-OH-thus GREE-see-us hor-i-zon-TA-lis
Average Size at MaturityReaches only 1 ft. tall, spreading 4 to 5 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorBlue
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleMediterranean
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Coastal Exposure, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

Adapts to most soils, provided well-drained; intolerant of soggy soils. Water regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Tolerates mild drought, but best with occasional supplemental water, particularly in hot inland areas. Feed before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8 - 10

Your climate may be too cold for this plant