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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, Hedgerow Hairstreak, and the Pale Tiger Swallowtail and is an early season nectar source for the Spring Azure and Monarch Butterfly.

Ceanothus greggii, Desert Ceanothus

Flowers and foliage of Ceanothus greggii the Desert Ceanothus. 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