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Ceanothus maritimus Valley Violet ~ Maritime Ceanothus

Ceanothus maritimus Valley Violet is a darker blue selection, paler blue Ceanothus maritimus Frosty Dawn, Ceanothus maritimus Point Sierra, and the white Ceanothus maritimus Popcorn. Ceanothus Valley Violet grows up to 2 feet tall and 4 feet wide. Ceanothus maritimus is rare in the wild growing along the coast from west of Santa Barbara to the Bay Area. For hot inland gardens consider inland species like Ceanothus greggii. Ceanothus maritimus Valley Violet is tolerant of heavier soils but will not abide by much summer irrigation. The Maritime Ceanothus will host Western Tussock Moth Caterpillars and the Pale Tiger Swallowtail and is an early season nectar source for the Monarch Butterfly.

Ceanothus maritimus Valley Violet, California Lilac

Flowers and foliage of Ceanothus Valley Violet. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Other low growing Ceanothus varieties: Ceanothus Anchor Bay, Ceanothus Centennial, Ceanothus hearstiorum, Ceanothus Joyce Coulter, Ceanothus maritimus Frosty Dawn, Ceanothus Yankee Point

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 rigidus Sierra Snow * Monterey Ceanothus
Ceanothus Snow Flurry * Snow Flurry California Lilac
Ceanothus oliganthus sorediatus * Jim Brush, Hairy Ceanothus
Ceanothus Tassajara Blue * Tassajara Blue California Lilac
Ceanothus Wheeler Canyon * Wheeler Canyon California Lilac
Ceanothus Yankee Point * Yankee Point California Lilac