Ceanothus griseus var. horizontalis 'Yankee Point'
Common name: 
Yankee Point Ceanothus
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Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. griseus 'Yankee Point'
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
  • Broadleaf evergreen shrub, 2-3 ft (0.6-0.9 m) tall and 8-10 ft (2.4-3 m) wide.  Leaves 4 cm, glossy green.  Flowers, abundant, medium blue, in 2.5 cm clusters.
  • Full sun in coastal locations, but dappled sun to partial shade inland. Once established, water occasionally; more often in extreme heat.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 8
  • The following is from the San Marcos Growers:   The varietal name "horizontalis" for this form of Ceanothus griseus was described in 1942 by Howard McMinn when he found it growing on wind swept bluffs in Monterey County but recent treatment has included this species as a variety of Ceanothus thyrsiflorus, as American botanist William Trelease originally described it in 1897. This makes the correct name for this plant Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. griseus 'Yankee Point', but we will continue to list this plant under the older name, as we have since 1981, until this new name becomes more widely accepted.    
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  • plant habit, flowering

    plant habit, flowering

  • leaves and flower clusters

    leaves and flower clusters

  • plant habit, after flowering

    plant habit, after flowering

  • leaves