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Concha Ceanothus
Ceanothus 'Concha'
  
About Concha Ceanothus (Ceanothus 'Concha') 28 Nurseries Carry This Plant One of the oldest and most spectacular of the Ceanothus cultivars. It's likely a hybrid of Ceanothus impressus and Ceanothus papillosus var. roweanus, both of which are native to the central coast area. This plant is often short lived when grown outside the central coast.

The plant grows quickly, and particular in it's third or fourth years, will often produce an amazing display of blue flowers. Flower production often tapers off quickly after that.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Shrub

Size
Size
3 - 6 ft tall
3 - 6 ft wide

Form
Form
Mounding, Rounded

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Fast

Dormancy
Dormancy
Evergreen

Fragrance
Fragrance
Slight

Flower Color
Flower Color
Blue

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Winter, Spring

Wildlife Supported
 
Plants in the Ceanothus genus are host plants to the Spring Azure, Echo Blue, Pacuvius Duskywing, California Tortoiseshell, Pale Swallowtail, and Hedgerow Hairstreak butterflies.

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun, Part Shade

Summer Irrigation
Summer Irrigation
Never irrigate once established

Nurseries
Nurseries

Cold Tolerance
Cold Tolerance
Tolerates cold to 10 - 20° F

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast, Medium

Soil Description
Soil Description
Soil PH: 5 - 8

Common uses
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens

Propagation
Propagation?
Propagation by cuttings

Site Characteristics
Summary
Summary
Cultivar, no natural observations of this plant.

Alternative Names
Common Names: Concha California Mountain Lilac


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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