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Ceanothus incanus

Coast Whitethorn

California Lilac

Comments

A dense lower growing shrub with dark green glossy foliage; beautiful white flower clusters add visually in the spring; perfect for screening and spring color along borders

Description

A dense lower growing shrub with dark green glossy foliage; beautiful white flower clusters add visually in the spring; perfect for screening and spring color along borders

Landscape Attributes

Coast Whitethorn is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Coast Whitethorn is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;General Garden Use;Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

Coast Whitethorn will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

dry to average

Cold Hardy to Zone:

8b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

10 feet

8 feet

Deer Resistant:

true

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