Feltleaf Ceanothus

Feltleaf Ceanothus Plant Information


Feltleaf Ceanothus grows in the following 1 states:

California

Ceanothus arboreus, with the common names feltleaf ceanothus, island ceanothus, and island mountain lilac, is a species of Ceanothus shrub in California.

The plant is endemic to coastal southern California, primarily on three of the Channel Islands: Santa Cruz Island, Santa Rosa Island, and Santa Catalina Island.
It is found on slopes in coastal sage scrub and chaparral habitats.
Ceanothus arboreus is a spreading bush growing up to 12-36 feet (3.7-11.0m) in height. It has glossy dark green leaves which are leathery or felt-like on their undersides.
Its showy bright blue flowers grow in plentiful panicles, or bunches, of tiny five-lobed blossoms. Some varieties and cultivars have light, powder blue blooms, and others bear darker blue flowers. The bloom period is February to April.
The fruits are three-lobed, triangular capsules.
'Ceanothus arboreus is cultivated as an ornamental plant for use in drought tolerant and wildlife gardens and natural landscaping projects. Butterflies like the flowers and the quail eat the seeds.
Numerous cultivars have been selected for garden use, including:

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