Ceanothus lemmonii (Lemmon's ceanothus)
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Plant Description: Ceanothus lemmonii is a low growing woody shrub native to Northern California. Lemmon's ceanothus is an evergreen shrub with small, dense deep purple-blue flower clusters. This shrub makes a great low growing shrub or evergreen ground cover. Attracts butterflies and pollinators.
Height: 1-3 ft
Width: 3-6 ft
Watering needs: regular watering
Sun needs: full sun - part shade
Soil needs: dry, well draining soil
Bloom Time: May
- Portland Plant List (Backyard Habitat Certification): No
Landscape Use and Ecological Function: Lemmon's ceanothus attracts butterflies, moths, bees, and other pollinators. Growing on dry slopes, this shrub can help stabilize banks and slopes and replenish nitrogen to nutrient poor soils. Great for butterfly gardens or open woodlands.
*First photo courtesy of Seven Oaks Nursery
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