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Ceanothus ‘Concha’

California lilac

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderRhamnalesBuckthorns, oleasters, grapes, others
FamilyRhamnaceaeBuckthorn family
GenusCeanothusGreek for “spiny plant”

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This hybrid lilac cultivar of Ceanothus impressus × Ceanothus papillosus var. roweanus, has deep blue flowers. It is not found in the wild.

Identification: Plants reach 8' (2.4 m) and height and 8' (2.4 m) in diameter. They have dark green leaves about 1" (2.5 cm) long, and deep blue flowers.

Online References:

The Theodore Payne Foundation


San Marcos Growers


Ceanothus ‘Concha’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Ceanothus ‘Concha’ (California lilac)

2/24/2010 · Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad, Cali­fornia
≈ 9 × 7" (24 × 18 cm) ID is uncertain

Ceanothus ‘Concha’ (California lilac)

2/24/2010 · Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad, Cali­fornia
≈ 19 × 13" (47 × 33 cm) ID is uncertain

Range: Zones 7-10:

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