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Ceanothus Concha ~ California Lilac

Ceanothus Concha is a large fast growing shrub. This California Lilac hybrid is one of the oldest. Ceanothus Concha grows 6-8 feet tall and is typically a little wider than tall. The fragrant dark blue flowers are pruduced in the late Winter and early Spring. Ceanothus Concha is quite drought tolerant once established. Long term survival odds are improved by limiting Summer water and planting in an area with good drainage. Ceanothus can live to 25 years in exceptional conditions but typically live 10 years or so. Ceanothus Concha will grow best in full sun but will tolerate some light shade. Deer are not generally attracted to Ceanothus, but if hungry enough they will eat just about anything organic. Ceanothus Concha is hardy to the low teens and likely below. Ceanothus Concha is a host plant for the Western Tussock Moth Caterpillar, Hedgerow Hairstreak, and the Pale Tiger Swallowtail and an early season nectar source for the Spring Azure and Monarch Butterfly.

Ceanothus Concha

Flowers and foliage of Ceanothus Concha. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Ceanothus Concha

Flowers and foliage of Ceanothus Concha. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Plants from the Ceanothus Genus featured on this site:
Ceanothus Anchor Bay * Point Reyes California Lilac
Ceanothus burtonensis Far Horizons * Far Horizons California Lilac
Ceanothus Centennial * Centennial California Lilac
Ceanothus Concha * Concha California Lilac
Ceanothus crassifolius * Hoary Ceanothus
Ceanothus Dark Star * Dark Star California Lilac
Ceanothus Frosty Dawn * Frosty Dawn California Lilac
Ceanothus Gentian Plume * Gentian Plume California Lilac
Ceanothus greggii * Desert Ceanothus
Ceanothus hearstiorum * Hearst's California Lilac
Ceanothus Joan Mirov * Joan Mirov California Lilac
Ceanothus Joyce Coulter * Joyce Coulter California Lilac
Ceanothus megacarpus * Big Pod California Lilac
Ceanothus Point Sierra * Point Sierra California Lilac
Ceanothus Ray Hartman * Ray Hartman California Lilac
Ceanothus rigidus Sierra Snow * Monterey Ceanothus
Ceanothus oliganthus sorediatus * Jim Brush, Hairy Ceanothus
Ceanothus Snowball * Snowball California Lilac
Ceanothus Snow Flurry * Snow Flurry California Lilac
Ceanothus spinosus * Greenbark Ceanothus, Redheart California Lilac
Ceanothus Tassajara Blue * Tassajara Blue California Lilac
Ceanothus Valley Violet * Valley Violet Maritime California Lilac
Ceanothus Wheeler Canyon * Wheeler Canyon California Lilac
Ceanothus Yankee Point * Yankee Point California Lilac