Concha Ceanothus is one of the oldest cultivated Ceanothus hybrids and still remains a favorite. Graceful arching branches explode with dark blue blossoms that perfume the air and feed the bees. Can withstand a pretty wide variety of soils for a Ceanothus but of course well-draining soils with light summer water is best.
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 ‘Concha’
Site and Soil: Concha prefers well draining soils in full sun and as a nitrogen fixing shrub can tolerate nutrient poor soils
Hardiness: 0º Fahrenheit
Size at Maturity: 6-8 feet high by 8-10 feet wide
Bloom Time: late spring
Pests & Diseases: None
USDA Zone: 7b