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Ceanothus Yankee Point

Ceanothus Yankee Point has been in the trade for longer than most, if not all, of the other California Lilac's. The large glossy green leaves, the initial prostrate growth pattern and the beautiful blue flowers all make for a great plant. Ceanothus Yankee Point does gradually get rather large. With time Ceanothus Yankee Point will get to 4-5 feet tall and 10 across with time or more. Ceanothus Yankee Point is billed as a low growing variety and can be kept low if the upright branches are trimmed off as the plants age. It is important not to tip prune Ceanothus Yankee Point too severely as the branches will often not recover if they are more than 1/2 inch thick when cut. Coming from the Big Sur - Carmel coast it should not be surprising for Ceanothus Yankee Point to show damage from inland chill or heat extremes. I have seen Ceanothus Yankee Point growing in surprisingly shady gardens, though this significantly reduces the blooming. Ceanothus Yankee Point 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 Yankee Point

Flowers and foliage of Ceanothus Yankee Point . High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Other low growing Ceanothus varieties: Ceanothus Anchor Bay, Ceanothus Centennial, Ceanothus hearstiorum, Ceanothus Joyce Coulter, Ceanothus maritimus Frosty Dawn, Ceanothus maritimus Piont Sierra, Ceanothus maritimus Valley Violet

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