Ceanothus cuneatus var. rigidus 'Snowball'
Common name: 
Snowball Ceanothus
Pronunciation: 
see-a-NO-thus ku-ne-A-tus RIG-ih-dus
Family: 
Rhamnaceae
Genus: 
Synonyms: 
Ceanothus rigidus ‘Snowball’
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf evergreen or semi-evergreen shrub, mounding, 3-6 ft (0.9-1.8 m) tall and greater width.  Leaves small, about 1.3 cm long, wedge-shaped or rounded, sometime slightly toothed near the tip, dark green above, paler below.  Flowers small, white, in clusters.
  • Sun to partial shade.  Needs good drainage.  Reportedly deer resistant (?).
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 7   
  • Silverton, Oregon: The Oregon Garden
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