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Ceanothus 'Frosty Blue'
December, 2018

 
Frosty Blue Mountain Lilac
 

 Ceanothus 'Frosty Blue' is an evergreen mountain lilac that reaches to 6'-8' tall and up to 8' wide. Fast growing it can mature in 18 months, and can be trained into a small tree or even espaliered. Flowers appear in early spring, medium blue with a frosted appearance hence the name. Frosty Blue is one of the most adaptable of the ceanothus. It tolerates most soil types including heavy clay and sandy soil and likes both sun or light shade. Heat, drought and frost tolerant to 0 degrees F. Like all ceanothus, Frosty Blue is a valuable nectar source for many butterflies, bees and other insects. Read more about Frosty Blue here