Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. griseus 'Yankee Point'
Yankee Point ceanothus, Californian lilac Yankee Point
Vigorous, wide-spreading evergreen shrub, developed from a plant originally collected at Yankee Point in Monterey County in California. Glossy dark green, oval leaves, 2.5-4 cm long, 1.5-3.5 cm wide. Particularly attractive in spring when masses of powdery blue flowers in panicles form a beautiful colour contrast with the young light green leaves and the dark green mature foliage.
Synonym: Ceanothus griseus var. horizontalis 'Yankee Point'
Prefers a sunny position in well-drained soil, but is also suitable for a partially shaded position. Not happy in wet or heavy soils, but 'Yankee Point' can handle such conditions better than most other Californian lilacs. Drought-tolerant once established. Copes well with poor, sandy soils. Suitable for coastal gardens. Tolerates medium frosts. Prune yearly to maintain compact and vigorous.
Great for covering banks and slopes, especially in coastal areas. Can be trained as a hedge or grown as a container plant.
Type of plantShrub - Evergreen
Size1-1.5 m tall and 2-3 m wide
Landscape Useflower display, ground cover, hedge, coastal gardens, dry areas
- Temperature: Half hardy
- Light: Medium High
- Moisture: Low Medium
- Soil: Light Medium
- Wind tolerance: High
- Coastal tolerance: High