Ceanothus griseus horizontalis

Carmel Creeper

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: Ground Covers / Shrubs

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Small

Also Grown As: Bush

Mature Height & Spread: 1 1/2-2 1/2' x 5-15'

Natural Growth Habit: Spreading

Native To: California

Exposure: Full Sun

Water: Low Water

Flower Color: Blue

Bloom Time: Spring

Special Features: Attracts Birds/Butterflies / Drought Resistant / Seacoast Conditions

Container Sizes: #1, #5

Sunset Garden Zones: 5-9, 14-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone: 8

A Bit More

Native to the cool coastal areas of Northern California, Ceanothus griseus horizontalis is one of our most popular groundcovers. Growing no more than 18-30” tall and spreading 5-15’ wide, the Carmel Creeper is a superb evergreen, with textured, dark-green leaves. In the spring, delicate blue-violet flowers rise up and attract many pollinators, including native bees. Cold hardy to 25° F, this plant thrives in full sun with very little to no water once established. If planting inland, provide some shade and some water through the summer. Use Ceanothus griseus horizontalis as a groundcover on slopes, in masses and trailing over walls.

A Bit More

Native to the cool coastal areas of Northern California, Ceanothus griseus horizontalis is one of our most popular groundcovers. Growing no more than 18-30” tall and spreading 5-15’ wide, the Carmel Creeper is a superb evergreen, with textured, dark-green leaves. In the spring, delicate blue-violet flowers rise up and attract many pollinators, including native bees. Cold hardy to 25° F, this plant thrives in full sun with very little to no water once established. If planting inland, provide some shade and some water through the summer. Use Ceanothus griseus horizontalis as a groundcover on slopes, in masses and trailing over walls.