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Ceanothus oliganthus sorediatus ~ Jim Brush, Hairy Ceanothus (syn. Ceanothus sorediatus)

Ceanothus oliganthus sorediatus grows in the chapparal, rarely on South exposures in our area, below 3000 feet elevation. Jim Brush grows 8-10 feet tall and is typically wider than tall. Ceanothus sorediatus grows on a variety of soil types but requires dry summer conditions. Ceanothus oliganthus sorediatus will tolerate more shade than many of the other Ceanothus it usually grows on North facing slopes but it will not do well in full or dark shade. Ceanothus oliganthus sorediatus is easy to spot in mid Spring with its rich blue flowers. Ceanothus oliganthus sorediatus is Winter hardy to at least the low 20°s F and likely below. Ceanothus oliganthus sorediatus 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 oliganthus sorediatus

Flowers and foliage of Ceanothus oliganthus sorediatus known as Jim Brush or Hairy Ceanothus. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Other 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 rigidus Snowball * Snowball Monterey 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