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Ceanothus Joyce Coulter ~ California Lilac

Ceanothus Joyce Coulter is a low spreading to mounding shrub. Sometimes called the Creeping Mountain Lilac this Ceanothus can spread to 10 feet wide or more. Typically Ceanothus Joyce Coulter will gradually mound to 2-3 feet. Regular pruning on the sides of the plant can encourage it to grow taller. Ceanothus Joyce Coulter produces clusters of blue flowers at the tips of the branches in the early Spring and may bloom sproadically during the rest of the warmer months. Ceanothus Joyce Coulter is noted for being tolerant of heavy soils. This California Lilac is adapted to full sun near the coast but will prefer a little mid day shade when planted inland. Ceanothus Joyce Coulter is drought tolerant requiring infrequent summer water near the coast once established, though somewhat more for inland gardens. Ceanothus Joyce Coulter is Winter hardy to 15° F. Ceanothus Joyce Coulter is a host plant for the Western Tussock Moth Caterpillar.

Ceanothus Joyce Coulter

Flowers and foliage of Ceanothus Joyce Coulter. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Other low growing Ceanothus varieties: Ceanothus Anchor Bay, Ceanothus Centennial, Ceanothus Frosty Dawn, Ceanothus hearstiorum, Ceanothus Yankee Point