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Ceanothus purpureus

Ceanothus purpureus Jeps.

Hollyleaf ceanothus

Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn Family)

Synonym(s): Ceanothus jepsonii var. purpureus

USDA Symbol: CEPU2

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: Elliptic
Leaf Margin: Serrate
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Size Class: 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun


Native Habitat: Dry, shrub-covered, rocky, volcanic slopes.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Honey 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 purpureus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Ceanothus purpureus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Ceanothus purpureus


Record Modified: 2007-12-19
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