Ceanothus gloriosus J.T.

Howell Point Reyes Ceanothus

Semi-prostrate evergreen shrub to about 30 cm or so tall with thick red-brown branchlets. Leaves opposite, elliptic to oblong, 2-4 cm long, about 2.5 cm wide, leathery, pinnate-veined, margins toothed. Flower clusters axillary, deep blue to purple; spring.

var. exaltatus J.T. Howell, Navarro Ceanothus, is an erect shrub with leaves slightly smaller than the species.


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 gloriosus 'Emily Brown'

Shrub to 4 m tall with dark, holly-like small leaves to 2.5 cm long. Flowers dark indigo, in clusters to 2.5 cm long.

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