Ceanothus arboreus Greene

Catalina Mountain Lilac

Small evergreen tree or shrub to 9 m tall with densely hairy new growth. Leaves alternate, ovate-elliptic, 5-9 cm long, 4-6 cm wide, cordate, long-pointed, the edges round-toothed, grey-hairy below, glossy above with 3 veins from the base. Flower clusters axillary, pale blue, to about 10 cm long; spring to summer.


Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Rhamnaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Ceanothus arboreus 'Trewithen Blue'

A large shrub or small tree with glossy leaves and bright blue flowers in summer.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Rosales
family       Rhamnaceae
genus        Ceanothus L.