Ceanothus maritimus
'Valley Violet'

With its spectacular Springtime display and unusual HEAT TOLERANCE, this UC Davis All-Star introduction is recommended for inland gardens as well as for us coastal folks. And, with its smaller 2-3’ x 4’ compact habit it’s easy to place! Small, evergreen foliage is practically smothered in Spring in extra-long clusters of rich lavender-violet lightly fragrant flowers, loved by bees and butterflies. A good choice for small gardens, wide parking strips and barrel-sized containers. Though clay-ish tolerant, do provide decent drainage for health and fastest growth. Deer resistant.


Sun (coast)/
Pt. Sun (inland)

Low/No Summer Water

Perennial Shrub
USDA zones 8-10