Ceanothus velutinus (Snowbrush ceanothus)

Native, evergreen shrub occurring on mid to high elevation sites throughout the mountain West, including the coastal ranges of CA, OR and WA. Provides valuable forage and cover to wildlife, and is useful for erosion control plantings following wildfires or other disturbances.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Rhamnaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Shrub/Tree

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Thicket forming

Mature Height: 3-11 ft.

Bloom Color: White

Fruit/Seed Color: 

Bloom Period: Early summer

Annual Precipitation: 14+ in.

Drought Tolerance: Low

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: No

Salinity Tolerance: None

CaCO3 Tolerance: High

pH Range: 6.5-8.3


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 124,000

Seeding Rate:  PLS lbs/acre

Season: Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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