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Ceanothus Frosty Dawn ~ California Lilac

Ceanothus Frosty Dawn is the more tidy selection of the prostrate California Lilac's I have seen. The Ceanothus Frosty Dawn leaves are smooth and clean. These California Lilac's grow about 2 feet tall and spread to 6 feet or so. Ceanothus Frosty Dawn produces its pale blue flowers a little later than many of the other Ceanothus, for us that is in the early-mid spring, where many Ceanothus are almost done blooming by then. This is a cultivar of Ceanothus maritimus. Ceanothus Frosty Dawn is a host plant for the Western Tussock Moth Caterpillar, Hedgerow Hairstreak, and the Pale Tiger Swallowtail. Ceanothus Frosty Dawn is an early season nectar souce for the Spring Azure and Monarch Butterfly. Other Ceanothus maritimus cultivars include Ceanothus maritimus Valley Violet and Ceanothus maritimus Point Sierra.

Ceanothus Frosty Dawn

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

Other low growing Ceanothus varieties: Ceanothus Anchor Bay, Ceanothus Centennial, Ceanothus hearstiorum, Ceanothus Joyce Coulter, Ceanothus Yankee Point

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