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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
Summer Dry: 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.  The information provided on this page is based on research we have conducted about this plant in our nursery's library, from what we have found about it on reliable online sources, as well as from observations in our nursery of crops of this plant as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens. We will also incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing  Ceanothus 'Joyce Coulter'.
 
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