Highlights™ Ceanothus

Ceanothus griseus horizontalis ‘MATCEA01’ PPAF Home » The Collection » Highlights™ Glossy evergreen leaves sport a bright chartreuse edge on this versatile California native selection. Pale blue flowers provide early spring food for pollinators. Vigorous, low growing groundcover.
Highlights™ Ceanothus
Highlights™ Ceanothus Closeup
Feature Bright, year-round foliage color; pale blue flowers in spring
USDA Zones Hardy to 15°F USDA Zones 8b-10
Sunset Zones 5-9 (with protection), 14-24
Special Features Attracts Pollinators, Disease / Pest Resistance, Drought tolerance, Salt Tolerance, Tolerates Clay Soil, Variegated Foliage, Water-wise
Landscape Use Border, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Groundcover, Rock Gardens, Slope
Exposure Full coastal sun to part shade inland
Flowering Season Spring
Dimensions 2-3' H x 5-6' W
Growth Rate Moderate
Plant Type Evergreen
Water Needs Low Water Once Established/Water-wise
Soil Well-drained soils
Fertilizer Low to none
Pruning Can tip prune to shape after flowering

Planting Instructions

  • water before planting
  • plant in full coastal sun to part shade inland
  • dig hole 2X the width of pot
  • backfill and plant 1”-2” above soil level
  • water deeply to settle, then add more soil if needed
  • mulch 1-2” deep around plant, avoiding area closest to stem

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