Ceanothus thyrsiflorus

This easy-to-establish shrub/small tree, is drought tolerant with attractive clusters of blue flowers and shiny evergreen leaves. Fast growing. Ceanothus provide habitat for a wide range of wildlife, birds and beneficial insects. Plant images are from Hansen’s Northwest Native Plant Database.

Blue Blossom (c) Hansen's NW Native Plant Database

Photo credit: Blue Blossom (c) Hansen's NW Native Plant Database

Blue Blossom (c) Hansen's NW Native Plant Database

Photo credit: Blue Blossom (c) Hansen's NW Native Plant Database

Blue Blossom (c) Hansen's NW Native Plant Database

Photo credit: Blue Blossom (c) Hansen's NW Native Plant Database

  • Blue Blossom (c) Hansen's NW Native Plant Database
  • Blue Blossom (c) Hansen's NW Native Plant Database
  • Blue Blossom (c) Hansen's NW Native Plant Database

Plant Details

Habitat:
Oak woodland
slopes and open areas
Mature Height:
6-20'
Shade Preference:
Full Sun, Partial Shade,
Soil Tolerance:
Fairly dry, well-drained soil.
Special Uses:
Attracts insects, bees, butterflies, and birds. Provides wildlife forage, cover, and food. Ornamental. Drought tolerant once established.