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A fast growing, mounding evergreen shrub with arching branches growing two to three feet tall by about eight feet wide. It has small, medium dark green leaves and medium blue flower clusters that appear in late spring. Makes a good large mounding groundcover. Thought to be a hybrid between C. papillosus var. roweanus and C. thyrsiflorus.

Common Name: California Lilac

Family: Rhamnaceae (The Buckthorn Family)

Zone Hardiness: 7-9

Light: Full Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 5-8'

Primary Bloom Colour: Blue

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Evergreen

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time: Late Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Wooded slopes and canyons below 600m, often in the neighbourhood of streams, in evergreen forests in California.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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