Ceanothus leucodermis Greene
Chaparral whitethorn, Jackbrush
Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn Family)
USDA Symbol: CELE2
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Blue
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
Native Distribution: Mts. of s. CA, n. to Alamedo & Eldorado Cos.
Native Habitat: Dry, rocky slopes below 6000 ft.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry, rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: The extensive root system of this plant is excellent for soil stabilization.
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
Supports Conservation Biological Control
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
PropagationDescription: Most Ceanothus spp. come well from seed. Cuttings of this species may also be successful.
Seed Collection: Because dry capsules disperse their seed abruptly with a sudden ejection, it may be necessary to tie cloth bags around the clusters of capsules to catch the seeds.
Commercially Avail: yes
Find Seed or Plants
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View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
BibliographyBibref 995 - Native Landscaping from El Paso to L.A. (2000) Wasowski, S. and A. Wasowski
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Ceanothus leucodermis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Ceanothus leucodermis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Ceanothus leucodermis
MetadataRecord Modified: 2009-02-20
Research By: TWC Staff