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Ceanothus 'Dark Star'

Wild Lilac
Zone: 10a, 10b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Exposure: Part Shade
Height: Minimum 4 feet , Maximum 6 feet
Width: Minimum 6 feet , Maximum 8 feet
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Mouth-watering, cobalt-blue flowers follow glossy pink buds over a long season, beginning mid-April, on this 5 x 8 ft shrub with handsome, evergreen, crinkled, dark foliage. Introduced in the 1970s by plantsman Ken Taylor, one of its parents being the sturdy C. impressus. Great plant for the dry garden in full sun and well-drained soil with little summer water once established, perhaps only in extremely hot weather. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8. Said to be deer resistant.
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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:23 PM

Mouth-watering, cobalt-blue flowers follow glossy pink buds over a long season, beginning mid-April, on this 5 x 8' shrub with handsome, evergreen, crinkled foliage. Great plant for the dry garden. Full sun, well-drained soil, and no summer water once established. Frost hardy to USDA zone 8. Said to be deer resistant.

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:23 PM

These deep, deep cobalt-blue flowers in late spring/early summer never fail to attract attention; a very attractive ; useful EG shrub (5-6' tall, 8-10' wide) with tiny, dark-green leaves; "deerproof" (Sunset) ; nitrogen-fixing. Sun/Med-Dry/GdDrain

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:23 PM

Tiny evergreen leaves are deeply veined. In early spring masses of deeply colored burgundy buds open to brilliant cobalt-blue flowers. Full sun.

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:23 PM

Evergreen shrub 5' tall x 8' wide with dark, cobalt blue flowers and tiny green leaves.

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2 Nurseries Carry This Plant:

Listing Key

Name City/State Email Phone Prod Type Availability
Hazel Green Nursery Inc. Salem, OR Email now 503-559-4250 Container: X
Youngblood Nursery Inc. Salem, OR Email now 503-390-8619 Container: 3