Ceanothus papillosus Torr. & A.Gray

Wart Leaf Ceanothus

Evergreen shrub 2-3 m tall with downy new growth. Leaves to about 5 cm long, about 1 cm wide, elliptic to linear, upper surface glossy and warty, lower surface felted, margins inrolled. Flower clusters terminal and axillary, deep blue; spring.

Blue Pacific is a name chosen by the nursery industry association in 1974 as a special promotion for this species which has prolific deep blue flower clusters.

var. roweanus McMinn is a compact dwarf evergreen shrub with leaves to about 4 cm long and about 0.5 cm wide.


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