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Ceanothus Frosty Dawn ~ California Lilac

Ceanothus Frosty Dawn is the more tidy selection of the prostrate California Lilac's I have seen. The Ceanothus Frosty Dawn leaves are smooth and clean. These California Lilac's grow about 2 feet tall and spread to 6 feet or so. Ceanothus Frosty Dawn produces its pale blue flowers a little later than many of the other Ceanothus, for us that is in the early-mid spring, where many Ceanothus are almost done blooming by then. This is a cultivar of Ceanothus maritimus. Ceanothus Frosty Dawn is a host plant for the Western Tussock Moth Caterpillar. Other Ceanothus maritimus cultivars include Ceanothus maritimus Valley Violet and Ceanothus maritimus Point Sierra.

Ceanothus Frosty Dawn

Flowers and foliage of Ceanothus Frosty Dawn. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Other low growing Ceanothus varieties: Ceanothus Anchor Bay, Ceanothus Centennial, Ceanothus hearstiorum, Ceanothus Joyce Coulter, Ceanothus Yankee Point