Vandenberg Ceanothus is very similar to Dark Star Ceanothus with its dark green crinkled leaves and beautiful fragrant blue flowers in late spring, but much more compact than Dark Star, growing 3-5 feet tall by 4-6 feet wide. It makes an excellent evergreen shrub or can be planted in mass for a beautiful drought tolerant hedge. The bees will go crazy for the blue blossoms! Requires no summer water once it is established.
Latin Name: Ceanothus impressus ‘Vandenberg’
Site and Soil: Prefers well draining soil and as a nitrogen fixing shrub can tolerate nutrient poor soils
Hardiness: 0º Fahrenheit
Size at Maturity: 3-5′ tall x 4-6′ wide
Bloom Time: late spring
Pests & Diseases: None
USDA Zone: 7