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Products > Ceanothus 'Joyce Coulter'
 
Ceanothus 'Joyce Coulter' - Joyce Coulter Ceanothus
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Rhamnaceae (Buckthorns)
Origin: California (U.S.A.)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Blue
Bloomtime: Spring
Parentage: (C. papillosus var. roweanus x C. thyrsiflorus?)
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 10-15 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Drought Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 10-15 F
Ceanothus 'Joyce Coulter' (Joyce Coulter Ceanothus) - A reliable, fast-growing, somewhat mounding evergreen shrub with arching branches 2 to 3 feet tall and 10 to 15 feet, possibly even wider. The slightly elliptic, glossy green leaves vary in length from to 1 inches and the medium blue flowers, borne on 3 to 5 inch-long clusters, add vibrant color for several weeks in spring. Plant in full sun (coastal) and water infrequently to occasionally - is drought tolerant when grown along the coast, but require occasional summer irrigation and part shade in hot, inland sites. Hardy to 15 degrees F. 'Joyce Coulter' is useful as a large-scale, mounding groundcover and is notable for its tolerance of regular irrigation and heavy soils. Thought to be a hybrid between Ceanothus papillosus and Ceanothus griseus (now thyrsiflorus var. griseus), this 1962 introduction was named for the wife of John Coulter, who selected it from his nursery in the Bay Area. We have been growing this great plant at the nursery since 1980.  This description is based on our research and the observations we have made of this plant as it grows in containers at our nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We also appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Ceanothus 'Joyce Coulter'.
 
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