Yankee Point California Lilac

Ceanothus griseus var. horizontalis 'Yankee Point'

One of the best low-growing ceanothus for use as a large-scale groundcover. Glossy, dark green leaves with a refined look give it a truly handsome appearance. Deep blue flowers form one-inch clusters. Thrives in rocky, salt-laden coastal settings, yet adapts well to garden settings and grows well inland with dappled sun to part shade. Evergreen.
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Once established, water occasionally; more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationsee-an-OH-thus GREE-see-us hor-i-zon-TA-lis
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorBlue
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Coastal Exposure, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsCrape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia); Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis); Scotch Broom (Cytisus); Desert Willow (Chilopsis); Euphorbia (Euphorbia); Lomandra (Lomandra)

Adapts to most soils, provided well-drained; intolerant of soggy soils. Water regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought, but best with supplemental water in hot inland areas. Fertilize in early spring. Space 5 ft. apart as groundcover, or closer for faster coverage.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11

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