Dark Star California Lilac

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An Evergreen Lilac!

The California Lilac Dark Star, Ceanothus i. 'Dark Star', is a silver-colored evergreen with small curled leaves. It displays electric cobalt blue flowers (almost deep purple) that begin to bloom in late spring.

These flowers are long lasting and showy. This compact, low-growing, broad, evergreen shrub has leaves that are glossy, dark green, rough textured, oblong and finely toothed up to 2 inches long.

Dark Star is excellent for a shrub border or against a sunny wall. Thrives in coastal gardens but is not recommended for inland valleys.

Plant Dark Star in full sun, allow good drainage; drought tolerant. This shrubby ‘ceanothus’ provides seeds as well as shelter for many animals: bushtits, mockingbirds, quail and finches.

* Wildlife Plant


Growing Zones 9-10
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Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Ceanothus x 'Dark Star'
Foliage Dark Green
Mature Height 6 feet
Mature Spread 8 feet
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Flower Color Blue