Plant Database

Arboretum All-Star Plant Database

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valley violet maritime ceanothus

valley violet maritime ceanothus

Latin Name
Ceanothus maritimus ‘Valley Violet’
Description

California native plant; best small ceanothus for Central Valley gardens; clusters of dark-violet flowers bloom in spring; attracts beneficial insects.

snow-in-summer

snow-in-summer

Latin Name
Cerastium tomentosum
Description

Gives a cool look to hot Central Valley gardens; can thrive in low to medium amounts of irrigation; silver foliage good for contrast with green-leaved plants.

dwarf plumbago

dwarf plumbago

Latin Name
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides
Description

Attractive groundcover with clusters of intense blue flowers in summer and continuing into fall; leaves turn a colorful maroon in autumn; tolerant of sun or shade.

western redbud

western redbud

Latin Name
Cercis occidentalis
Description

California native plant; early spring bloom before leaves appear; attractive reddish seed pods in summer; new stems, cut in winter, are used to add color to Native American baskets; attracts beneficial insects.

island mountain mahogany

island mountain mahogany

Latin Name
Cercocarpus betuloides var. blancheae
Description

California native plant; thrives in full sun and dry soil; tiny flowers attract pollinating insects; seed pods are curly and fuzzy.