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Products > Ceanothus griseus var. horizontalis
 
Ceanothus griseus var. horizontalis - Carmel Creeper
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Rhamnaceae (Buckthorns)
Origin: California (U.S.A.)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Light Blue
Bloomtime: Winter/Spring
Synonyms: [C. thyrsiflorus var. griseus]
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 10-15 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Ceanothus griseus horizontalis (Carmel Creeper) - A fast growing groundcover to 2 1/2 feet tall by 15 feet wide with 2 inch long oval, glossy green leaves and light blue flower clusters that appear winter through spring. Best grown in coastal conditions; needs summer watering and partial shade inland. Hardy to about 20 degrees F. Grows taller if planted too close together or allowed to mound on other plants. In the book Ceanothus by Dave Fross and Dieter Wilken all plants previously designated as Ceanothus griseus are now considered to be Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. griseus but we will continue to list it under the older name until this new name gets more widely accepted.  The information about Ceanothus griseus var. horizontalis displayed on this page is based on research conducted in our library and from reliable online resources. We also relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we visit, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments we receive from others, and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share cultural information that would aid others in growing it.
 
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