Ceanothus ‘Dark Star’


Dark Star Ceanothus

1 gallon

Plant Type: Shrub
Size: 6-8 ft tall, 8-12 ft wide
Form: Rounded
Growth Rate: Moderate
Dormancy: Evergreen
Flower Color: Blue
Flowering Season: Spring

Photos © David Chipping

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Description: Hybrid of Ceanothus impressus and Ceanothus papillosus var. roweanus. Ceanothus ‘Dark Star’ is a compact shrub growing to about 6 feet tall by 8 feet wide. The leaves are small, rough-textured and dark green. In spring the dark cobalt-blue flower clusters with yellow stamens give the impression of a starry night (hence the name). Plant in full sun in well-draining soil. ‘Dark star’ requires little or no water in summer. It is hardy to 15 degrees F. This Ceanothus impressus hybrid is one of the showiest of the California Lilacs, but has a reputation for being fussy in inland gardens.

Landscaping Information:
Sun: Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture: Low
Cold Tolerance: Tolerates cold to 15°F
Soil Drainage: Fast, medium, slow
Soil Description: Tolerates a wide variety of soils
Common uses: Bee Gardens

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