Ceanothus thyrsiflorus ‘Arroyo de la Cruz’


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1 Gallon

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus is a larger ceanothus, often becoming a small tree, and distinguished by bright green stems, shiny leaves and usually large, compound clusters of deep true blue or lavender to white blossoms. The selection ‘Arroyo de la Cruz’ is far more moderate in size. It is low and mounding (around 4 feet by 6-10 feet) and has exceptionally bright, shiny green leaves and medium-blue flowers. Insects, especially bees and butterflies, are attracted to the flowers.

Common name: Blueblossom
Exposure: Full sun
Water: Occasional to no water
Form: Evergreen shrub
Height: 4 x 6-10 feet
Flower color: Medium blue
Bloom time: Spring
Habitat: Dry slopes


Mike Luther

The Santa Cruz County California Native Plant Society dedicates the Spring 2021 Plant Sale in memory of Mike Luther, longtime plant propagation team leader extraordinaire. Many of the plants in this sale are the last Mike shepherded for our Chapter. Enjoy them with his good wishes. 

Mike working in our propagation area

Suncrest Nurseries

Santa Cruz County CNPS gratefully thanks Suncrest Nurseries for their continued hosting of our propagation endeavors. Suncrest generously provides nursery space and materials, allowing us to bring more of CA’s native flora to your gardens.

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