Ceanothus 'Joan Mirov'

Common Name:
Wild lilac
Plant Type:
Evergreen shrub
Rhamnaceae (The Buckthorn Family)
Geographic Origin:
California Native?:
Plant Size:
3-4 feet high by 10 feet wide
Landscape/Garden Uses:
ground cover
Flowering Season:
Flower Color:
Dark blue
Full sun
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Occasional to no watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 15-20 degrees F.
Ceanothus 'Joan Mirov' is one of the best of many introductions by Roger Raiche and the U.C. Botanic Garden in Berkeley. Thus far it has grown about 4 feet tall, 10 feet wide in various landscapes. It may be even larger in time, but certainly has great potential as a large scale bank cover. The slender stems are neatly lined by very dark, shiny half inch leaves. Deep blue flower clusters blanket the plant in spring. It appears to be one of the most disease resistant of the ceanothus tried to date.