Pt. Reyes Ceanothus
Pt. Reyes Ceanothus is easily the most widely planted Ceanothus ground cover, and for good reason! This beautiful evergreen is as tough as they come, excels in hot dry situations, on slopes, and delights the bees when the plant gets absolutely covered in violet blue flowers each March. Stems root as they touch the ground making it a valuable erosion control ground cover. And it fixes nitrogen too! Perfect for the parking strip.
Latin Name: Ceanothus gloriosus ‘Pt. Reyes’
Site and Soil: Well draining unamended soils in full sun
Hardiness: Hardy to about 0 F.
Size at Maturity: 1-2′ high by about 3-4′ wide
Bloom Time: Late winter into spring
Pests & Diseases: None that we have observed
USDA Zone: 7