Ceanothus ‘Centennial’

Centennial Ceanothus

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Shrubs

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Small

Also Grown As: Bush

Mature Height & Spread: 1-2' x 6-10'

Natural Growth Habit: Spreading

Native To: California

Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water: Low Water

Flower Color: Blue

Bloom Time: Spring

Special Features: Drought Resistant / Seacoast Conditions

Container Sizes: #1

Sunset Garden Zones: 5 - 9, 14 - 24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone: 8 - 10

A Bit More

A low-growing, spreading form of California Lilac, Ceanothus ‘Centennial’ grows 1-2’ tall and quickly spreads 6-10’ wide. In late spring, masses of dark purple flowers sit atop its small, dark green leaves, and attract a variety of bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Plant in full sun and provide regular water during establishment. Once established, ‘Centennial’ is drought and heat tolerant. This selection was introduced in 1992 by Roger Raiche from seed collected in Sonoma County and is a natural cross between Ceanothus foliosus and Ceanothus thrysiflorus griseus. Ceanothus ‘Centennial is a good candidate for large-scale ground covers or trailing over walls.

A Bit More

A low-growing, spreading form of California Lilac, Ceanothus ‘Centennial’ grows 1-2’ tall and quickly spreads 6-10’ wide. In late spring, masses of dark purple flowers sit atop its small, dark green leaves, and attract a variety of bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Plant in full sun and provide regular water during establishment. Once established, ‘Centennial’ is drought and heat tolerant. This selection was introduced in 1992 by Roger Raiche from seed collected in Sonoma County and is a natural cross between Ceanothus foliosus and Ceanothus thrysiflorus griseus. Ceanothus ‘Centennial is a good candidate for large-scale ground covers or trailing over walls.