Ceanothus americanus

Growing Information

Plant Type: Shrub
Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade
Soils: Well-drained, moderate to dry
Bloom Time: White flowers in June, July, August
Size: 2-3 feet in height; 2-3 foot spread

This low growing shrub can serve as ground cover or as a tidy, fragrant, blooming shrub to attract bees and butterflies. Once established, its deep roots make it drought tolerant but difficult to move. Plant may die back in winter but will return in spring.

Garden Companions

Pasture Rose (Rosa carolina), False Indigo (Baptisia australis)

Nature Benefits

• Host plant for the caterpillars of the Spring Azure, Summer Azure, and Mottled Duskywing.
• Offers nectar for a variety of pollinating insects and hummingbirds.

Native Habitat

Occurs in dry fields and roadsides, woodland edges.

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