Ceanothus, Wild lilac—Ceanothus spp.
Family Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn family)
Many species and varieties of Ceanothus are available.
They can be evergreen shrubs, small trees, or groundcovers.
Optimum conditions for growth
Ceanothus can grow in most climatic zones. They
prefer full sun but can tolerate light shade in the hottest climates.
After establishment, little water is required, but water is needed
while it is still growing. Ceanothus should be planted in well-drained
soils away from sprinklers.
California lilac (Ceanothus spp.) leaves