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    Ceanothus 'Julia Phelps'

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    Julia Phelps California Lilac (7892924989695)
    Julia Phelps California Lilac (7892924989695)

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    Julia Phelps California Lilac

    Julia Phelps California Lilac

    Ceanothus 'Julia Phelps'

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    Mature height
    6-8 ft.
    Mature Width
    7-9 ft.
    Sun exposure
    Full Sun
    Growth Rate
    Grows Well in Zones
    8, 9, 10, 11
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    Bring an abundance of beauty and majesty to your garden with Ceanothus 'Julia Phelps'. Few shrubs can rival the sight of a well-grown, dark blue-flowered Ceanothus in bloom, and Julia Phelps California Lilac is one of the most striking of all California Lilacs.

    Julia Phelps is a Ceanothus cultivar with a profusion of deep cobalt blue flower clusters that emerge in spring and smother the petite, dark green, deeply textured foliage. This moderately sized, evergreen, mounding shrub is 6-8 ft. tall by 7-9 ft. wide and densely branched.

    Ceanothus ‘Julia Phelps’ is stunning in any California native landscape as a privacy screen or accent plant, and can be used in a variety of design styles such as coastal gardens, woodland, waterwise or Mediterranean gardens. Plant in a pollinator-friendly garden where the indigo-blue flowers will attract butterflies, bees, and other beneficial insects in spring.

    Showy and breathtaking, this tough California Lilac is also drought tolerant and low maintenance. Julia Phelps Ceanothus is a popular California cultivar that adds beauty and a vibrancy to the garden and will be a cherished addition to any landscape.

    Plant Care

    Julia Phelps Ceanothus requires full sun and good, fast draining soil. After planting, water occasionally until roots are established then reduce water. Drought tolerant once established.  Ceanothus will suffer in soggy soils.  

    Ceanothus ‘Julia Phelps’ grows well in both coastal and inland gardens and is winter hardy to 15℉.

    Lightly prune in late summer to maintain size and shape.

    ‘Julia Phelps’ looks very similar to ‘Dark Star’ in nursery pots and is hard to tell apart, but in the landscape, Dark Star California Lilac has darker leaves and grows wider. 

    This California Lilac is easy to grow and low maintenance.

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