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Ceanothus 'Ray Hartman' | Ray Hartman California Lilac

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Family: Rhamnaceae

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Growing vigorously as either a large shrub or small tree, the Ray Hartman has big, round, dark green leaves and medium blue, delicate flowers in 3"-5" clusters that bloom in winter and spring. It grows to 12' high and 8'-10' wide. This cultivar has good tolerance for heat; it needs occasional deep watering with good drainage. It does well in coastal as well as inland valley gardens. Deer love new foliage. Plant in full to part sun; it is not fussy about soil, growing in clay as well as sandy soil.  Information by: Jerry Sortomme Editor

Notes: Hardy to 10 degrees F

Anatomy

Plant Type

Shrub

Height Range

12-25'

Width Range

12-25'

Flower Color

Blue

Flower Season

Winter, Spring

Leaf Color

Dark Green

Bark Color

n/a

Fruit Color

n/a

Fruit Season

n/a

Culture

Sun

Full, Half

Water

Low

Growth Rate

Fast

Soil Type

Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular

Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Well-drained

Soil pH

Neutral

Adverse Factors

n/a

Sunset Zones

5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Susceptibilities

n/a

Tolerances

Salt Ocean Spray, Heat

Design

Design Styles

Mediterranean, Ranch, Seascape, Spanish, Wild Garden, Woodland

Accenting Features

Showy Flowers, Specimen, Standard

Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring

Location Uses

Background, Perennial Border, Shrub Border, Foundation, Patio, Park, Parking Lot, Raised Planter, Roadside, Walls / Fences

Special Uses

Cascade, Erosion Control, Filler, Hedge, Screen, Mass Planting

Attracts Wildlife

n/a

 

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