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Ceanothus griseus (Carmel ceanothus)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Ceanothus griseus

Ceanothus griseus (Trel.) McMinn

Carmel Ceanothus, Carmel Creeper, Yankee Point Ceanothus

Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn Family)

Synonym(s): Ceanothus griseus var. horizontalis

USDA Symbol: cegr2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Ovate
Leaf Margin: Serrate
Inflorescence: Raceme
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 12 feet tall.
Leaf: Bright green, glossy.

Bloom Information

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


Native Habitat: Coastal scrub, closed-cone-pine forests, chaparral.

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Bumble 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.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-12-02
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