California Mountain Lilac
Gorgeous blue flowers on drought-resistant plants!
California Mountain Lilac (Ceanothus ‘Concha’) is one of the first named and longest cultivated ceanothus in existence. It was first named and sold in 1946 from a little nursery in California.
You’re probably asking, “Why the history lesson?” Well, because when you buy and plant these gorgeous shrubs, we want you to know that these beauties have truly stood the test of time and will be great additions to your garden. If they’ve been on the market for almost 75 years then you know that there are a lot of pleased customers! We hope to add you to that number.
These hardy West Coast natives have gracefully arching branches that are covered in deep green, evergreen leaves. In the spring they are covered in reddish-purple buds that will mature to rich bluish-purple flower clusters that are stunning from near or far in the garden.
Concha grows 4 to 8 feet tall and 6 to 12 feet wide, so it covers a big garden space. Wildlife – especially mockingbirds, finches, and quail - love it for both the cover it provides and the seeds it produces. (Deer, on the other hand, seem to find it pretty unappetizing.)
They don’t need (or especially like) coddling or fussing. They thrive on low water and in challenging soil. Too much water and too-rich soil is a sure-fire way to kill them.
Know that you’re in good company when you order your California Mountain Lilac from us today!
* Evergreen with colorful spring buds
* Beautiful blue summer flowers
* Great groundcover
* Perfect for xeriscape gardens
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Ceanothus 'Concha'|
|Mature Height||4 - 8 feet|
|Mature Spread||8 - 12 feet|
|Soil Type||Sandy, Rocky, Well Drained Soils|
|Moisture||Medium to Dry|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Blue, Purple|