Blue Jeans Ceanothus
One of the easiest and most reliable Ceanothus, Blue Jeans is tough as nails, cold hardy and stays at a very manageable size of about 4′ tall. We love this one for its very unique holly-like compact foliage and intensely lavender colored flowers that cover the entire shrub when its in flower. Somewhat tolerant of garden conditions but also soars through the driest summers with style and grace! Tough and beautiful, like Princess Leia in Ceanothus form.
Blue Jeans baby, L.A. lady, seamstress for the band!
A very useful and beautiful genus of shrubs native to the West Coast, mostly in the California and Southern Oregon Coast Range, Ceanothus boast evergreen foliage, gorgeous purple to blue, sometimes white, flowers and can tolerate the worst soil conditions so long as they are well draining. As nitrogen fixing shrubs they also fix nitrogen in the soil and are excellent companion plants for other woody plants.
Latin Name: Ceanothus hybrid ‘Blue Jeans’
Site and Soil: Prefers well draining soils in full sun and as a nitrogen fixing shrub can tolerate nutrient poor soils
Hardiness: 0º Fahrenheit
Size at Maturity: 4 feet high by 4-6 feet wide
Bloom Time: March through May
Pests & Diseases: None
USDA Zone: 7b