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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, Hedgerow Hairstreak, and the Pale Tiger Swallowtail and is an early season nectar source for the Spring Azure and Monarch Butterfly.

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 hearstiorum, Ceanothus maritimus Frosty Dawn, Ceanothus maritimus Point Sierra, Ceanothus maritimus Point Sierra, Ceanothus maritimus Valley Violet, Ceanothus Yankee Point

Plants from the Ceanothus Genus featured on this site:
Ceanothus Anchor Bay * Point Reyes California Lilac
Ceanothus burtonensis Far Horizons * Far Horizons California Lilac
Ceanothus Centennial * Centennial California Lilac
Ceanothus Concha * Concha California Lilac
Ceanothus crassifolius * Hoary Ceanothus
Ceanothus Dark Star * Dark Star California Lilac
Ceanothus Frosty Dawn * Frosty Dawn California Lilac
Ceanothus Gentian Plume * Gentian Plume California Lilac
Ceanothus greggii * Desert Ceanothus
Ceanothus hearstiorum * Hearst's California Lilac
Ceanothus Joan Mirov * Joan Mirov California Lilac
Ceanothus Joyce Coulter * Joyce Coulter California Lilac
Ceanothus megacarpus * Big Pod California Lilac
Ceanothus Point Sierra * Point Sierra California Lilac
Ceanothus Ray Hartman * Ray Hartman California Lilac
Ceanothus rigidus Sierra Snow * Monterey Ceanothus
Ceanothus oliganthus sorediatus * Jim Brush, Hairy Ceanothus
Ceanothus Snowball * Snowball California Lilac
Ceanothus Snow Flurry * Snow Flurry California Lilac
Ceanothus spinosus * Greenbark Ceanothus, Redheart California Lilac
Ceanothus Tassajara Blue * Tassajara Blue California Lilac
Ceanothus Valley Violet * Valley Violet Maritime California Lilac
Ceanothus Wheeler Canyon * Wheeler Canyon California Lilac
Ceanothus Yankee Point * Yankee Point California Lilac