Ceanothus x ‘Dark Star’

Dark Star Ceanothus
Plant Type

Shrub

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Medium

Mature Height & Spread

6′ x 8′

Exposure

Full sun

Water

Low water

Flower Color

Blue

Bloom Time

Spring

Special Features

Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hedge, Low Water Use, Screen

Container Sizes

#1, #5

Natural Growth Habit

Compact

Sunset Garden Zones

5-9, 14-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

8

Ceanothus ‘Dark Star’ (often called Wild Lilac) is a compact shrub growing to 6 feet tall x 8 feet wide. It is composed of small rough-textured dark green leaves and dark blue flower clusters that appear in Spring. Plant it in full sun. ‘Dark Star’ requires little or no water in summer. One of the most profuse bloomers as well as one of the darkest blue Ceanothus its purple buds and cobalt blue flowers cover the plant in spring.

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