Ceanothus griseus horizontalis 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. It 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.
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