Ceanothus ‘Dark Star’

Wild Lilac

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: Medium

Also Grown As: Bush

Mature Height & Spread: 5-6' x 8-10'

Natural Growth Habit: Oval

Native To: California

Exposure: Full Sun

Water: Low Water

Flower Color: Blue

Bloom Time: Spring

Special Features: Attracts Birds/Butterflies / Drought Resistant / Hedge / Screen

Container Sizes: #1, #5

Sunset Garden Zones: 5-9, 14-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone: 8

A Bit More

Tiny dark green leaves look like little embossed bits of confetti, and densely clothe the substantial mass of Ceanothus ‘Dark Star’. In the spring, cobalt-blue clusters of flowers almost completely cover the entire plant, making ‘Dark Star’ one of the showiest Ceanothus available. ‘Dark Star’ is particularly suited to coastal areas, where, once established, it seems to get most of the moisture it needs from fog. Inland, light irrigation is a good idea. The broad vase shape of Ceanothus ‘Dark Star’ makes it an excellent choice for either a screening hedge if several are planted in a row, or a lovely accent in a butterfly garden.

A Bit More

Tiny dark green leaves look like little embossed bits of confetti, and densely clothe the substantial mass of Ceanothus ‘Dark Star’. In the spring, cobalt-blue clusters of flowers almost completely cover the entire plant, making ‘Dark Star’ one of the showiest Ceanothus available. ‘Dark Star’ is particularly suited to coastal areas, where, once established, it seems to get most of the moisture it needs from fog. Inland, light irrigation is a good idea. The broad vase shape of Ceanothus ‘Dark Star’ makes it an excellent choice for either a screening hedge if several are planted in a row, or a lovely accent in a butterfly garden.