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Ceanothus cuneatus

Ceanothus cuneatus (Hook.) Nutt.

Buckbrush

Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: cecu

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Buckbrush is a member of the buckthorn family (family Rhamnaceae) which includes shrubs, woody vines, and small to large trees, rarely herbs, often spiny. About 700 species worldwide; 15 native and 3 naturalized tree, about 50 shrub, and 1 woody vine species in North America. Leaves: mostly alternate, also opposite; simple; often with 3 or more veins from base; usually with tiny stipules.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Size Notes: Reaches heights of 3.3 to 11.5 feet (1-3.5 m) tall.
Leaf: Green
Fruit:
Size Class: 3-6 ft. , 6-12 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul

Distribution

USA: CA , OR

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
CaCO3 Tolerance: High

Benefit

Use Other: Shoots used in basketry by indigenous Californians.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Attracts: Butterflies
Nectar Source: yes

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.

Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)

Ceanothus cuneatus is a larval host and/or nectar source for:
White-streaked saturnia moth
(Saturnia albofasciata)

Larval Host
Learn more at BAMONA

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2013-05-20
Research By: TWC Staff

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