Ceanothus 'Dark Star'
Dark Star Ceanothus
Ceanothus x impressus 'Dark Star'
Ceanothus x 'Dark Star'
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Broadleaf, evergreen shrub, dense, growing to 6 ft tall and 8 ft wide (1.8 x 2.4 m). Leaves opposite, simple, very small, dark green, with a dimpled surface. Flowers bright, deep blue, very small, but many per cluster.
- Sun, drought tolerant, best if grown with little or no summer water when established, need good drainage, does well in nutrient poor soil.. Attracts bees.
- Hardy to USDA Zone (7)8 This selection was discovered as a seedling by Ken Taylor in his California garden in 1968 and introduced as 'Dark Star' in 1971. It is believed to be a cross between the Santa Barbara Ceanothus, Ceanothus impressus, and Ceanothus papillosus.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: SE Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez on 26th St., just south of the OSU Beaver Store