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Shrubs by Genus  B-C

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Baccharis pilularis  Common Name: Pigeon Point/Dwarf Coyote Brush

Family: Asteraceae

Type: 1'tall x 8' wide

Flowers: Fall

Flower Color: Cream

Likes: Full Sun

Ground cover. Fall bloomer.  Coastal plant so can take summer water. 

Low growing, spreads. Plant 8" apart.

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Baccharis pilularis consanguinea  Common Name: Pozo Surf, Lowly Cyte brsh

Family: Asteraceae  Images

Type: 3'tall x 3' wide

Flowers: Fall

Flower Color: Cream, indistinct

Likes: Full Sun

Easy to grow and adapatable to any condition.  Aka "Parking Strip Plant" because of its adaptability, nice green color while even under adverse conditions.  Fire resistant and deer do not like it.  Grows from coastal to Sierra foothill.

Winter / Fall

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Ceanothus sp  Common Name: Joyce Coulter

Family: Rhamnaceae

Type: Medium Shrub, 2.5'h x 6'w

Flowers: March to April

Flower Color: Blue

Likes: Full Sun

Lower growing, spreading mountain lilac.  Flowers appear early in Spring.  Drought tolerant but will tolerate some garden irrigation.  Hybrid of Ceanothus papillosus and Ceanothus thyrsilforius. Especially nice in a rock garden or to bring color and texture to mid-sized elevation within a native garden.  Can be trimmed to encourage spreading and limit height

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Ceanothus griseus horizontalis  Common Name: Yankee Point

Family: Rhamnaceae

Type: Med/Low Shrub, 3'h x 6'w

Flowers: February to April

Flower Color: Blue

Likes: Full/Part Sun

Low spreading shrub. Nice green foliage. Plant 8-10 ' apart  - makes nice ground cover. Will get on the bigger side if regularly irrigated. Deer like this one - especially when young.  

Coastal plant so can use some shade and supplemental water during summer. 

Somewhat sensitive to freeze - ours was burned back at 25 degrees but recovered quickly.

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Ceanothus rigidus  Common Name: Snowball

Family: Rhamnaceae

Type: Med/Low Shrub, 3'h x 6'w

Flowers: February to March

Flower Color: Cream

Likes: Full Sun

Perennial, mid level evergreen shrub. Early flowering. Interesting "rigid" branching with whitish stems. Good as a higher ground cover.  Native to Monterrey County.  Drought tolerant. Good for mid level in landscape planting.  Early color.

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Ceanothus thrysiflorus  Common Name: Skylark, Blue Mtn. Lilac

Family: Rhamnaceae

Type: Med/Low Shrub, 2'h x 4'w

Flowers: March to April

Flower Color: Blue

Likes: Full/Part Sun

Mid sized Ceonothus. Fast growing but stays compact. Dark green foliage with bright blue flowers. 

Can be used as a border or hedge. Flowers into late spring. Late for other Ceanothus - provides early summer bloom. Drought tolerant but can take some irrigation.  Native to Mendocino County.

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