Concha California Mountain Lilac

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The Concha California Lilac (Ceanothus x '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 where its parentage is the well-known wild-growing native.

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, broad-leaved 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.

But it's best to be near these flowering ornamentals because they're sweetly fragrant and usually covered in butterflies and beneficial pollinators! Maybe scoot a bit further away and let the timid Hummingbirds in from time to time as well! Other wildlife - especially mockingbirds, finches, and quail - love Concha California Mountain Lilac for both the cover it provides and the seeds it produces. (Deer, on the other hand, seem to find it pretty unappetizing).

Planting and Application:

Concha California Mountain Lilac grows in some of the harshest locations around your landscape and looks great in spite of them! Poor soil, clay, saline, and coastal conditions, even full sun all day - these beauties won't even break a sweat! These are also nitrogen-fixing plants, that light Legumes, create nitrogen at their own roots, and help everything around them grow a bit greener! Plus they are vital resources for pollinators in your area!

Growing to a mature height of 4-6 feet and a spread of 4-10 feet, these easily fill large swaths of bare ground by naturalizing politely and filling in as a lush, fast groundcover, screen, en masse living wall, or just long rows of bird and pollinator-friendly year-round greenery that sports gorgeous blue blooms!

Grow it as a shrub or limb it up into a multi-trunked tree form, Concha Lilacs are fantastic specimens and focal points in the garden! But also incredibly as hedges, privacy and screening, backdrops, and foundation plantings where their year-round green leaves really shine!

Concha California Lilac can be an important plant to help protect your property from the ravages of wildfire. This native plant is recommended for use as part of the defensible space near homes and structures. We recommend calling your state forestry agencies and local fire protection district to request a region-specific property assessment.

  • Colorful Reddish Buds & Clusters of Vibrant Blue Blooms
  • Wonderfully Fragrant & Abundant Flowers
  • Vital Pollen & Nectar Resource & Wildlife Friendly
  • Broad-Leaved Evergreen With Rich Green Glossy Foliage
  • Hedges, Specimens, Small Multi-Trunked Trees or Large Bushy Shrubs
  • Perfect for Xeriscape Gardens & Firescaping

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Concha Mountain Lilacs 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 surefire way to kill them. Adapted to a wide range of different types of soil and thriving in poor soil. Give young plants low amounts of regular water during their first season only. This will help their roots establish themselves in your soil. Prune right after blooming to remove spent flowers and to keep your plant looking even and full.

  • Full Sun
  • Moderate to Low Moisture Needs Once Established
  • Any Well-Drained Clay, Sand, Poor & Rocky Soil
  • Tolerant of Coastal & Saline Conditions
  • Deer Seldom Bother It
  • Grows Without Supplemental Water Once Established
  • Nitrogen-Fixing Plant

Know that you're in good company when you order your Concha California Mountain Lilac from us today! Get gorgeous blue flowers on drought-resistant plants with the Concha California Lilac now available at!

Frequently Asked Questions

How big does a Concha California Lilac get?

The Concha California Lilac has a mature height of 4-6 feet and a spread of 4-10 feet wide.

How long does a Concha Californian Lilac last?

Lasting several weeks, the blooms of the Concha California Lilac in optimal conditions can add color and mild fragrance to your landscape for several weeks in summer! These plants can live for years in optimal conditions.

Does Concha California Lilac need full sun?

The Concha California Lilac does best in full sun, anything less than 6 hours of direct sunlight a day will result in leggy, spindly growth and small or absent blooms.

How long does Concha California Lilac take to grow?

In optimal conditions, you can expect these medium-to-fast growth rate plants to grow 1-2 feet of growth a year. Be sure to provide fertile well-drained soil and moderate moisture for the best growth and health.

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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.

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Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters 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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
#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
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Concha California Mountain Lilac Is Suited to Grow in Zones 7-10
Growing Zones 7-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Ceanothus x 'Concha'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 4 - 8 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 8 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Glossy Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes