Large Shrubs by Genus  A-Cea

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Arctostaphylos sp  Common Name: Dr. Hurd Manzanita

Family: Ericaceae

Type: Shrub, 8'h x 8'w

Flowers: January to February

Flower Color: White

Large manzanita. Evergreen.  Light green foliage.  Can take some garden irrigation. Very attractive red bark - prune lower branches to desired height and shape.  Can grow very tall - 15 ft.  Appears to be very adaptable and easy to grow.  Can take part sun inland but seems to do well in full sun with no additional water.

 

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Atriplex canescens  Common Name:  Four Winged Saltbush

Family: Amaranthaceae

Type: Small plant 6'h x 6'w

Flowers: Spring

Flower Indistinct

Likes: Full Sun 

Extremely drought tolerant. Not a real attractive plant but will grow anywhere without irrigation.  

Good as a hedge or screen plant.  Taller shrub that can grow with zero supplemental water. 

This is one that grows in the Southern San Joaquin Valley  - where you drive by and think - "what could possibly stay alive here"?

Winter / Fall

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Ceanothus sp  Common Name:  Celestial Blue

Family: Rhamnaceae

Type: Small plant 6'h x 6'w

Flowers: February - April

Flower Color: Purple

Likes: Full Sun

Larger shrub.  Hybrid of concha and another.  Nice colored flowers on a medium dense bush.  Mid-spring flowering.  

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Ceanothus "Lite Blue"  Common Name:  White Bark Mountain Lilac

Family: Rhamnaceae

Type: Large plant 8'h x 4'w

Flowers: February - April

Flower Color: Purple

Likes: Full Sun

Larger shrub.  As name suggests has light blue flowers and the bark is light.  Interesting Ceanothus. Foliage is not dense - good for a partial screen.

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Ceanothus concha  Common Name:  California Mountain Lilac

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Family: Rhamnaceae

Type: Large Shrub, 6'h x 6'w

Flowers: March to May

Flower Color: Blue

Likes: Full Sun

A favorite.  Perennial, evergreen larger shrub. Intense blue flowers cover shrub in Spring.  Colorful, deep green leaves offer attractive foliage throughout the year.  You can't miss this one when it is blooming!  Drought tolerant. Great larger shrug hedge or screening plant.

 Avoid summer irrigation after established.