Ceanothus maritimus ‘Valley Violet’

Valley Violet Ceanothus
Plant Type




Overall Mature Size


Mature Height & Spread

2-3′ Tall x 3-4′ Wide


Full to partial sun

Bloom Time


Special Features

California Native, Deer Resistant, Easy Care, Low Water. Attracts Birds and Butterflies

Container Sizes

#1, #5

Sunset Garden Zones

5-9, 12-24

Valley Violet Ceanothus is part of UC Davis Arboretum All-Star selection.  To be an All-Star plants must be tough, reliable , easy to grow, have few problems with pests or diseases, and have outstanding qualities in the garden. Valley Violet is one of the best small Ceanothus for both coastal and inland locations. It forms an attractive mound 2-3’ tall and wide that needs little to no pruning after flowering. This plant is covered with dark green leaves and in spring it is cloaked in clusters of dark-violet flowers. Valley Violet can tolerate full sun or partial shade, heat or cold and is resistant to deer. It attracts many pollinators and beneficial insects. Prefers little no no summer water.

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