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Marie Bleu® New Jersey Tea

Ceanothus x pallidus 'Minmari'

A truly garden worthy hybrid that combines strong growth, dark green leaves, hardiness and compact habit. Delicate soft fuzzy misty blue blue flowers appear in spring, followed by red seed capsules that extend garden interest in late summer. Highly versatile and tolerant of dry and infertile soils. Excellent low mounded form, ideal for massing in the landscape or border.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Once established, requires only occasional water.


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Botanical Pronunciationsee-an-OH-thus PAL-ih-dus
Average Size at MaturityReaches 2 to 3 ft. tall and 3 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeLate spring to early summer
Design IdeasFeature as an accent or border plant, or mass into foundations or large beds to provide a spectacular splash of spring color. Makes an attractive, small-scale espalier.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorBlue
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitMounding, Rounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Firewise, Mass Planting, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Waterwise, Bird Friendly, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, requires only occasional water.

Provide well-drained soil. Prune to shape after flowering. Apply controlled release fertilizer in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9

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