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Gregg Ceanothus, Ceanothus greggii. Also called: Mountain Balm, Buckbrush, Wild Lilac, Red Root, Desert Ceanothus, Mojave Ceanothus. Plant In Yarnell Arizona. Arizona Wild Flowers. Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, Information, Reviews.
Gregg Ceanothus, Ceanothus greggii
March 23, 2007. Yarnell Arizona.
Gregg Ceanothus, Ceanothus greggii. Also called: Mountain Balm, Buckbrush, Wild Lilac, Red Root, Desert Ceanothus, Mojave Ceanothus. Plant In Yarnell Arizona. Arizona Wild Flowers. Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, Information, Reviews.
Gregg Ceanothus, Ceanothus greggii.
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Gregg Ceanothus, Ceanothus greggii. Also called: Mountain Balm, Buckbrush, Wild Lilac, Red Root, Desert Ceanothus, Mojave Ceanothus. Plant In Yarnell Arizona. Arizona Wild Flowers. Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, Information, Reviews.Gregg Ceanothus, Ceanothus greggii. Also called: Mountain Balm, Buckbrush, Wild Lilac, Red Root, Desert Ceanothus, Mojave Ceanothus. Plant In Yarnell Arizona. Arizona Wild Flowers. Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, Information, Reviews.
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Gregg Ceanothus, Ceanothus greggii. Also called: Mountain Balm, Buckbrush, Wild Lilac, Red Root, Desert Ceanothus, Mojave Ceanothus. Plant In Yarnell Arizona. Arizona Wild Flowers. Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, Information, Reviews.Gregg Ceanothus, Ceanothus greggii. Also called: Mountain Balm, Buckbrush, Wild Lilac, Red Root, Desert Ceanothus, Mojave Ceanothus. Plant In Yarnell Arizona. Arizona Wild Flowers. Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, Information, Reviews.
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Ceanothus greggii.

Gregg Ceanothus.
Ceanothus greggii, Buckthorn Family: ( Rhamnaceae ) , Gregg Ceanothus. Also called: Mountain Balm, Buckbrush, Wild Lilac, Red Root, Desert Ceanothus, Mojave Ceanothus.

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A delightful, evergreen perennial, which forms a bouquet of white flowers! It's a native to Arizona that blooms from March to April, and it qualifies as a xeriscape or low water use plant.

This shrub is eagerly browsed by livestock and wild ungulates such as Mule deer and Desert Bighorn Sheep.


Quick Notes:

Height: Up to 6 feet tall. Spreads up to 40 inches wide.

Flowers: Monoecious; small, white or slightly blue.

Flowering Time: Late March - April. Occasionally blooms through June.

Leaves: Simple, opposite, 1/3 to 3/4 " long, oval to obovate, the margins are entire or toothed, thick and leathery.

Found: Native of the USA (AZ, CA, NM, NV, TX, UT). Also found in Northern Mexico in northern Sonora, northern Chihuahua, Baja Norte, Baja California, & Coahuila.

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Elevation: 4,500 - 8,000 feet.

Habitat: Desert scrub, sagebrush, chaparral, and other dry habitats. Desert soil, rock, does well on cliffs and on slopes. Common along roadways. An ideal xeriscape landscape plant in Arizona.

Miscellaneous: Excellent Xeriscape Landscaping Plant. Flowering Photos Taken March 23, 2007. Yarnell Arizona.

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