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Ceanothus oliganthus sorediatus ~ Jim Brush, Hairy Ceanothus (syn. Ceanothus sorediatus)

Ceanothus oliganthus sorediatus grows in the chapparal, rarely on South exposures in our area, below 3000 feet elevation. Jim Brush grows 8-10 feet tall and is typically wider than tall. Ceanothus sorediatus grows on a variety of soil types but requires dry summer conditions. Ceanothus oliganthus sorediatus will tolerate more shade than many of the other Ceanothus but will not do well in full or dark shade. Ceanothus oliganthus sorediatus is Winter hardy to at least the low 20°s F and likely below.

High resolution photos of Ceanothus oliganthus sorediatus are part of our garden image catalog collection.

Ceanothus oliganthus sorediatus