Ceanothus integerrimus (Deerbrush)

Native warm season perennial shrub up to 12 ft. tall. Seeds germinate best following fire. The fragrant flowers have a white calyx with white to pink or dark blue petals. Valuable honey plant and good to excellent forage for cattle, sheep, goats and deer. Occurs on mountain slopes and ridges, in open sun or partial shade; does not tolerate full shade. Most abundant in well-drained and fertile soils.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Rhamnaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Shrub

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Multiple Stem

Mature Height: 12 ft

Bloom Color: White

Fruit/Seed Color: 

Bloom Period: Late Spring

Annual Precipitation: 16 in.

Drought Tolerance: High

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation:  ft.

Wetland Indicator Status:

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance:

Nitrogen fixation:

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: None

CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

pH Range: 7.1-8.5


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound:

Seeding Rate:  PLS lbs/acre

Season: Fall/Winter

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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