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Ceanothus thyrsiflorus  Eschsch.  var. griseus  Trel.
Carmel ceanothus
Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. griseus is a shrub that is native to California, and endemic (limited) to California.
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Parent: Ceanothus thyrsiflorus
Genus: Ceanothus
Family: Rhamnaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Communities: Northern Coastal Scrub, Closed-cone Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

Alternate Names:
JEFCeanothus griseus
Information about  Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. griseus from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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[calscape.org] Range, Habitat, Cultivation: This Ceanothus is endemic to coastal California, where its distribution extends from the Central Coast region through the southern North Coast region. It is a plant of the chaparral, coastal scrub, and closed-cone-pine forest plant communities. Carmel Ceanothus is the most popular Ceanothus for California garden. Unlike the always low-growing Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. thyrsiflorus, Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. griseus is quite variable in form, ranging from a low and spreading groundcover to rounded and upright shrub. (link added by Mary Ann Machi)

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 07/14/2024).