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Ceanothus rigidus Snowball ~ Snowball Monterey Lilac

Ceanothus rigidus Snowball is a low dense shrub growing to 4 x 4 feet, sometimes wider. Ceanothus rigidus Snowball blooms with small dense clusters of white flowers Winter into Spring. Ceanothus plants will survive longer if they are kept pretty dry once they have been established. I prefer to plant Ceanothus Snowball on a slope or in well drained soil. The Snowball Monterey Lilac is native to near the coast but with its leathery leaves will do well with inland conditions. Ceanothus Snowball is a host plant for the Western Tussock Moth Caterpillar and the Pale Tiger Swallowtail and is an early season nectar source for the Spring Azure and Monarch Butterfly. Ceanothus rigidus Snowball is Winter hardy to 10° F.

Ceanothus Snow Flurry

Flowers and foliage of Ceanothus Snow Flurry. 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 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 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