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Ceanothus integerrimus 'var. macrothyrsus'

Deer Brush

California Lilac

Comments

A dense, low growing groundcover with dark green glossy foliage; beautiful ivory white flower clusters add contrast in the spring; perfect for border edges and rock gardens

Description

A dense, low growing groundcover with dark green glossy foliage; beautiful ivory white flower clusters add contrast in the spring; perfect for border edges and rock gardens

Landscape Attributes

Deer Brush is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a ground-hugging 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;

Deer Brush is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;General Garden Use;Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Deer Brush will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. 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:

6b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

18 inches (24 inches with the flowers)

6 feet

Deer Resistant:

true

Fall Color

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