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Ceanothus griseus var horizontalis 'Yankee Point'
Yankee Point Ceanothus
- Common Name: Yankee Point Ceanothus
- Botanical Name: Ceanothus griseus var horizontalis 'Yankee Point'
- Family: Rhamnaceae
- Origin: California (U.S.A.)
- California Native: Yes
- Plant Type: Shrubs
- Foliage Type: Evergreen
- CA Plant Climate Zone: 5-9,14-17,19-24
- Hardy to Zone(s): 8-10
- Bloom Time: Spring
- Exposure:Sun to Shade
- Irrigation: Low Water Needs
- WUCOLS Rating:
Regions 1 2 3 4 5 6 VL L VL L L / Based on Your Location
- Height: 2-4 feet
- Width: 6-8 feet
- Flower Color: Lilac Blue
- Foliage Color:
- Tags: Low shrub, shiny green leaves, blue flowers, dependable, clean
About This Plant
‘Yankee Point’ is one of the most commonly grown Ceanothus in California, probably due to its adaptability to many garden conditions in both coastal and interior situations. ‘Yankee Point’ has large green, glossy leaves and dense arching branches that are covered with clear blue flowers in spring. ‘Yankee Point’ grows quickly to 2 – 3 feet high with a spread of upward of 6-feet. Ceanothus ‘Yankee Point’ can be used for a wide range of garden situations including slopes, banks, parkways, container, and understory plantings. Ceanothus ‘Yankee Point’ will take pruning and can be trained as a hedge. In 1954 Maunsell Van Rensselaer, director of the Saratoga Horticultural Foundation, selected four specimens of Ceanothus on Yankee Point at the Carmel Highlands in Monterey County. The best cultivar was selected for its low habit and clear blue flowers and named ‘Yankee Point’. The Saratoga Horticultural Foundation introduced Ceanothus ‘Yankee Point’ to the nursery trade in 1956. A reliable cultivar in Southern California this plant prefers to be planted in full sun along the coast and will take partial shade inland; it is adaptable to dry shade, but will also tolerate regular irrigation.
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