Dark Star California Lilac (Ceanothus)

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Growing Zone: 7-11
Growing Zone: 7-11 Outdoors

Plant Specifications

Plant Name Dark Star California Lilac
Mature Height 3-6 feet
Mature Width 3-6 feet
Spacing 3-4 feet apart
Sunlight Full Sun
Temperature Tolerance 30-80°F
Watering Needs Low
Growth Rate 10 inches/year
Difficulty Level Easy
Grows Well Indoors No
Flowering Time Spring to Early Summer
Origin Native to California

Welcome to Plantology, the world of outdoor gardening, where we introduce you to Dark Star California Lilac (Ceanothus 'Dark Star'). This evergreen shrub is a must-have for any garden in Florida. It is an easy-to-care-for plant that is beautiful to look at and has multiple benefits.

Dark Star California Lilac is a medium-sized shrub that can grow up to 6 feet tall and wide. It has shiny, dark green leaves and produces clusters of small, deep blue flowers in the spring. This plant is a great option for gardeners who want to attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds to their garden.

One unique characteristic of Dark Star California Lilac is its ability to grow in poor soil conditions, making it an excellent choice for erosion control. Additionally, it can be used as an alternative to traditional lawns, as it is tolerant of moderate foot traffic and can withstand hot, dry summers.

To ensure successful growing, Dark Star California Lilac prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. It is drought tolerant once established and only needs occasional watering during dry spells. Fertilizing is not necessary, but a light application of a balanced fertilizer in the spring can promote healthy growth.

At Plantology, we recommend planting Dark Star California Lilac in the fall or winter when temperatures are cooler. This allows the plant to establish its root system before the summer heat arrives. When planting, be sure to add organic matter to the soil to improve drainage.

In summary, Dark Star California Lilac is an easy-to-care-for shrub that is beautiful to look at, attracts beneficial wildlife, and has multiple benefits for erosion control and as an alternative to traditional lawns. Its preference for full sun and ability to withstand hot, dry summers make it an excellent choice for Florida gardens.



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