Growing Ceanothus

Latin Name Pronunciation: see-uh-no'thus

Ceanothus is a genus of small shrubs with a somewhat dainty growth habit. Plants form low mounds with shiny green leaves. They make excellent additions to perennial beds as well as shrub borders. Their billowy blooms are favored by butterflies.

Light/Watering: Full sun or partial shade. Plants tolerate dry growing conditions and prefer to be grown on the dryer side. Be careful not to overwater.

Fertilizer/Soil: Grow in light, well-drained soil, and fertilize in early spring with a balanced fertilizer (such as 10-10-10).

Pruning: Prune after flowering to maintain the shape of your shrub.