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Ceanothus Dark Star ~ California Lilac

The upright pyramidal nature of Ceanothus Dark Star lends itself very nicely to being used as an informal screen. Ceanothus Dark Star is dense and dark and makes a great backdrop for brightly colored flowers or light gray foliage. I have seen plants get to 8' tall but that is the exception. The dark blue flowers come on in the spring. Ceanothus Dark Star is a cross between Ceanothus impressus and Ceanothus papillosus. I often use it in combination with the prostrate Ceanothus hearstiorum.The leaves and flowers have similar color and character.

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Ceanothus Dark Star