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Ceanothus rigidus Sierra Snow ~ Sierra Snow California Lilac, Monterey Ceanothus

Ceanothus rigidus Sierra Snow is a large robust shrub 5-6 feet tall and up to 10 or more feet wide. In older reference books, Ceanothus cuneatus rigidus. The Monterey Ceanothus is native to the coast ranges from Point Concepcion north to the bay area. Ceanothus Sierra Snow will produce a cloud of white blossoms in the Early Spring, March-April in our area. Ceanothus Sierra Snow leaves are small green and holly-like. Ceanothus Sierra Snow does best with little summer water once established. I prefer to plant Ceanothus Sierra Snow on a slope or in well drained soil. Ceanothus Sierra Snow is a host plant for the Western Tussock Moth Caterpillar and the Pale Tiger Swallowtail and is an early season nectar source for the Monarch Butterfly.

Ceanothus rigidus Sierra Snow, Monterey Ceanothus

Flowers and foliage of Ceanothus Sierra Snow Monterey Ceanothus. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Other plants from the Ceanothus Genus featured on this site:
Ceanothus Anchor Bay * Point Reyes 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 oliganthus sorediatus * Jim Brush, Hairy Ceanothus
Ceanothus Snow Flurry * Snow Flurry 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