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Julia Phelps Mountain Lilac
Ceanothus 'Julia Phelps'
  
About Julia Phelps Mountain Lilac (Ceanothus 'Julia Phelps') 34 Nurseries Carry This Plant Hybrid of Ceanothus papillosus and other undertermined Ceanothus species. 'Julia Phelps' is considered one of the most beautiful lilac hybrids. It has profuse, intense, dark blue flowers tiny crinkly dark green leaves. Julia Phelps grows 6 to 8 ft tall and about as wide. It is very drought tolerant and will survive with a few spring or winter waterings inland and no extra water on the coast.

Hybrid random; origin = seedling 91945) Leonard Coates Nsy, C. papillosus var. roweanus x C. impressus?; intro saratoga Horticultural Foundation 1951 Grows best in sandy, coarse-grained or other fast draining soil. Prefers sun in coastal sites, and part shade in inland sites. Descended from seed collected by Lester Rowntree. Introduced by the saratoga Horticultural Foundation in 1951; C. impressus x papillosus hybrid.
Thanks to Moosa Creek Nursery and the Theodore Payne Foundation for sharing information about this plant
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Shrub

Size
Size
6 - 8 ft tall
8 - 12 ft wide

Form
Form
Rounded

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Moderate

Dormancy
Dormancy
Evergreen

Flower Color
Flower Color
Blue

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun, Part shade

Moisture
Moisture
Low, Moderate

Nurseries
Nurseries

Cold Tolerance
Cold Tolerance
15

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast

Soil Description
Soil Description
sandy, coarse-grained or other fast draining soils

Common uses
Common uses
Bee Garden

Site Characteristics
Alternative Names
Common Names: Julia Phelps Ceanothus


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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