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Ceanothus Wheeler Canyon ~ California Lilac

Ceanothus Wheeler Canyon is a mounding spreading shrub that gets to 5 feet tall by 8 feet or more wide. The great selling point of Ceanothus Wheeler Canyon is the way the young flower spikes go from reddish purple buds to deep blue flowers as they open. It adds great interest to the shrub during the spring bloom while new and old blooms are simultaneously on the plant. The dark green glossy leaves are beautiful as a backdrop for the remainder of the year as well. Ceanothus Wheeler Canyon is great for the Butterfly Garden providing larval food for Western Tussock Moth Caterpillars, and Hedgerow Hairstreak and providing an early nectar source for the Pale Tiger Swallowtail and Spring Azure and Monarch Butterflies

Ceanothus Wheeler Canyon

Flowers and foliage of Ceanothus Wheeler Canyon . High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Spring Azure, Ceanothus Wheeler Canyon

Spring Azure sipping nectar from the flowers of Ceanothus Wheeler Canyon. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

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