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Ceanothus spinosus ~ Greenbark Ceanothus, Redheart California Lilac

Ceanothus spinosus is a mid-sized to large shrub growing to 8-10 feet tall and wide or more. The Greenbark Ceanothus can be found on from the ridgelines to north facing exposures in the Coast Ranges of Southern California in the Coastal Sage Scrub and Chaparral plant communities. The Redheart California Lilac blooms from late Winter into early Spring. Ceanothus spinosus is widly tolerant of soil types and can be found growing out of a notch in the rocks and even in heavy clay. Ceanothus spinosus flowers vary from light blue to white. Ceanothus spinosus 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 megacarpus, Bigpod California Lilac

Flowers and foliage of Ceanothus megacarpus the Bigpod Californa Lilac. 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