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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.

High resolution photos of Ceanothus oliganthus sorediatus are part of our garden image catalog collection.

Ceanothus oliganthus sorediatus