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Ceanothus hearstiorum Hoover & J.B. Roof
Hearst Ranch buckbrush
USDA Symbol: cehe2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
A low, compact shrub only 6 in. to1 ft. tall with a spread of 3-5 ft. The small, shiny leaves of this tidy ground cover are dark green. Flower clusters are made up of small, dark blue blossoms.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: May , Jun
DistributionUSA: CA Native Distribution:
San Luis Obispo Co., CA Native Habitat:
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Description: Alkaline, adobe soil.
Conditions Comments: This plant does not do well in beach sand.
PropagationDescription: Layering may be the easiest method of propagation with this species.
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.
Seed Treatment: Seed dormancy may be broken with hot water treatments and cold-moist stratification.
Commercially Avail: yes
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:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
- Santa Barbara, CA
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff