Ceanothus gloriosus
Common name: 
Point Reyes Ceanothus
Glorymat Ceanothus
Pronunciation: 
see-a-NO-thus glo-ree-O-sus
Family: 
Rhamnaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf evergreen ground cover, 2-3 x 6 ft (0.6-0.9 x 1.8 m), low spreading or mounding, with arching branches, which may root.  Leaves opposite, simple, thick, elliptical to nearly round, 2-5 cm long, margin heavily toothed, dark green, pale, hairy beneath.  Flowers small, deep blue to purple, in large clusters along the branches on short, thick stalks.  Fruit about 4 mm across, globose, sticky, three horns at apex.
  • Sun, short lived as are most Ceanothus (5-10 years), susceptible to diseases.  Most appropriate for steep coastal banks or sand dunes.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 8      Coastal bluffs and adjacent flats from Point Reyes, California to 80 miles north.

 

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