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Santa Barbara Ceanothus, Santa Barbara Mountain Lilac, Tickbush
Santa Barbara mountain lilac is a fantastic spreading broadleaf evergreen shrub native only to California. It bears prolific dark blue flower clusters in mid to late spring. Leaves are very small, wrinkled and dark green.
Santa Barbara mountain lilac grows nicely in sheltered areas in full sun with fertile, well drained soil. Best practices would include reducing water to the plant in the summer months. Use as a groundcover or slope stabilizer. A few choice cultivars are the compact 'Vandenberg' and 'Dark Star'. A larger mounding cultivar of note is 'Puget Blue'.
12 - 8
7 - 11
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
5'-9' / 1.5m - 2.7m (6)
8'-15' / 2.4m - 4.6m (10)
Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer
United States, California
Clay, Loam, Sand
Drought, Soil Compaction
Feature Plant, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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