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Ceanothus greggii ~ Desert Ceanothus

Ceanothus greggii is native to the desert mountains of California, Arizona and Utah. The Desert Ceanothus grows to 4-6 feet wide and tall often taller than wide. Fragrant white to pale blue flowers are produced at the tips of the branches in Spring. The leaves are leathery and opposite. Ceanothus greggii grows in full sun and requires a dry planting regime. Many of the Ceanothus that are common in our nurseries are selected from coastal species and are damaged by modest Winter conditions even in coastal valleys. Ceanothus greggii is hardy to 7000 feet and will readily tolerate heat once established. Ceanothus greggii is a nice addition to the butterfly garden attracting Spring Azure, and Common Buckeye Butterflies. Ceanothus greggii is a host plant for the Western Tussock Moth Caterpillar.

Ceanothus greggii, Desert Ceanothus

Flowers and foliage of Ceanothus greggii the Desert Ceanothus. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.