Ceanothus gloriosus (Point Reyes Ceanothus)


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Plant Description: This plant is a prostrate shrub with dark-green leathery, spiky leaves and clusters of lavender-blue flowers. It is low spreading or mounding with arching branches that may root. Other similar species have edible leaves that can be used for tea, but this particular plant does not seem to have been used in that way.

  • Height: 3ft - 7ft
  • Width: 3ft - 7ft
  • Watering Needs: Let dry between waterings
  • Sun Needs: Partial sun
  • Soil Needs: Low moisture, fast draining. Prefers beach sand.
  • Bloom Time: April, May

Landscape Use and Ecological Function: Ceanothus gloriosus grows on seaside bluffs and the slopes of the coastal mountains of California, where it is an endemic species. This plant supports beneficial insects and butterflies. 

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