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Ceanothus maritimus

Ceanothus maritimus Hoover

Maritime ceanothus, Bluff california lilac

Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: CEMA

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Obovate
Leaf Margin: Entire
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Inflorescence: Raceme
Fruit Type: Capsule
Flower: Sepals 5
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Apr , May
Bloom Notes: Blue to whitish.

Distribution

USA: CA
Native Distribution: West central California, endemic.
Native Habitat: Coastal bluffs.

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low , Medium
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Cold Tolerant: yes
Heat Tolerant: yes

Benefit

Attracts: Butterflies

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees
Supports Conservation Biological Control

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Ceanothus maritimus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Ceanothus maritimus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Ceanothus maritimus

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2011-07-31
Research By: DEW

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