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Redroots
Redroots
Redroots (Ceanothus)
Redroots are commonly cultivated as ornamental plants in gardens. The seeds generally require a forest fire to trigger their germination, and the flowers are extremely fragrant. The leaves of these plants are an important food source for deer, porcupine, and quail, and the dried leaves have also been used in teas.
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Perennial
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Key Facts About Redroots

Attributes of Redroots

Plant Height
5 m
Spread
7 m
Leaf type
Evergreen

Scientific Classification of Redroots

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Distribution of Redroots

Distribution Map of Redroots

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Cultivated
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Potentially invasive
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Exploring the Redroots Plants

8 most common species:
Ceanothus thyrsiflorus
Blueblossom
Blueblossom is an evergreen shrub that is common in the West Coast region of the United States. The flower clusters on this plant are tightly grouped into balls and colors range from purple and white to light blue and dark blue. Ceanothus thyrsiflorus can grow more than 6 m tall.
Ceanothus arboreus
Feltleaf ceanothus
Feltleaf ceanothus (Ceanothus arboreus) is an evergreen shrub that will grow to 7 m tall. The leaves are soft like felt and are a desirable food for deer. It blooms from spring to summer with lilac-blue flowers. Attracts bees to its nectar and pollen. It grows in full sun or partial shade in sandy loamy or rich soil that is well-drained.
Ceanothus americanus
New Jersey Tea
New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus) is a perennial evergreen shrub that can grow to be 46 to 107 cm tall. It blooms in summer and has fragrant clusters of creamy white flowers. It is native to Missouri and commonly found in prairies, woodland edges and open spaces. This species grows in full sun and partial shade in well-drained, sandy or rocky soils.
Ceanothus papillosus
Wart-leaf ceanothus
The naming of wart-leaf ceanothus refers to the bumpy surface of its elongated green leaves. Wart-leaf ceanothus is a tough shrub that flowers with fluffy, bright blue blooms in summer. These flowers give it its more attractive stage name, the Californian Lilac.
Ceanothus cuneatus
Buckbrush
The buckbrush is a sprawling, spreading evergreen bush. It grows stiff leaves and white fragrant flowers. The fruit contains three seeds. When the fruit explodes, the seeds scatter. Fire is necessary for the seeds to germinate.
Ceanothus leucodermis
Chaparral Whitethorn
The chaparral Whitethorn is a thorny shrub that can reach heights of 4 m. It has a gray-white, waxy bark and evergreen leaves covered with a white powder that can be rubbed off. The inflorescence is a stalked cluster of flowers in blue, lavender or white.
Ceanothus velutinus
Snowbrush ceanothus
The snowbrush ceanothus (Ceanothus velutinus) is a shrub with aromatic evergreen leaves that is native to western North America. Individual plants form colonies that tangle together into dense thickets. The plant emits a sickly-sweet smell during warm weather or when the leaves are crushed.
Ceanothus integerrimus
Deerbrush ceanothus
Deerbrush ceanothus (Ceanothus integerrimus) is a woody shrub indigenous to the western United States. It’s often part of reforestation projects after a fire because of the presence of nitrogen-fixing bacteria in its roots. The Miwok tribe used the branches to weave baskets.

All Species of Redroots

Blueblossom
Ceanothus thyrsiflorus
Blueblossom
Blueblossom is an evergreen shrub that is common in the West Coast region of the United States. The flower clusters on this plant are tightly grouped into balls and colors range from purple and white to light blue and dark blue. Ceanothus thyrsiflorus can grow more than 6 m tall.
Feltleaf ceanothus
Ceanothus arboreus
Feltleaf ceanothus
Feltleaf ceanothus (Ceanothus arboreus) is an evergreen shrub that will grow to 7 m tall. The leaves are soft like felt and are a desirable food for deer. It blooms from spring to summer with lilac-blue flowers. Attracts bees to its nectar and pollen. It grows in full sun or partial shade in sandy loamy or rich soil that is well-drained.
New Jersey Tea
Ceanothus americanus
New Jersey Tea
New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus) is a perennial evergreen shrub that can grow to be 46 to 107 cm tall. It blooms in summer and has fragrant clusters of creamy white flowers. It is native to Missouri and commonly found in prairies, woodland edges and open spaces. This species grows in full sun and partial shade in well-drained, sandy or rocky soils.
Wart-leaf ceanothus
Ceanothus papillosus
Wart-leaf ceanothus
The naming of wart-leaf ceanothus refers to the bumpy surface of its elongated green leaves. Wart-leaf ceanothus is a tough shrub that flowers with fluffy, bright blue blooms in summer. These flowers give it its more attractive stage name, the Californian Lilac.
Buckbrush
Ceanothus cuneatus
Buckbrush
The buckbrush is a sprawling, spreading evergreen bush. It grows stiff leaves and white fragrant flowers. The fruit contains three seeds. When the fruit explodes, the seeds scatter. Fire is necessary for the seeds to germinate.
Chaparral Whitethorn
Ceanothus leucodermis
Chaparral Whitethorn
The chaparral Whitethorn is a thorny shrub that can reach heights of 4 m. It has a gray-white, waxy bark and evergreen leaves covered with a white powder that can be rubbed off. The inflorescence is a stalked cluster of flowers in blue, lavender or white.
Snowbrush ceanothus
Ceanothus velutinus
Snowbrush ceanothus
The snowbrush ceanothus (Ceanothus velutinus) is a shrub with aromatic evergreen leaves that is native to western North America. Individual plants form colonies that tangle together into dense thickets. The plant emits a sickly-sweet smell during warm weather or when the leaves are crushed.
Deerbrush ceanothus
Ceanothus integerrimus
Deerbrush ceanothus
Deerbrush ceanothus (Ceanothus integerrimus) is a woody shrub indigenous to the western United States. It’s often part of reforestation projects after a fire because of the presence of nitrogen-fixing bacteria in its roots. The Miwok tribe used the branches to weave baskets.
Whitethorn ceanothus
Ceanothus cordulatus
Whitethorn ceanothus
Ceanothus cordulatus grows on mountain ridges and other forested areas in western North America, including parts of Oregon, California, Nevada and Baja California. The whitethorn ceanothus is a nitrogen-fixing plant, and it helps in fertilizing the soil.
Bigpod ceanothus
Ceanothus megacarpus
Bigpod ceanothus
Bigpod ceanothus is a flowering shrub with large clusters of small white flowers found only in California in the United States. It can flower as early as winter. Flowers are followed by large seed pods.
Hoaryleaf ceanothus
Ceanothus crassifolius
Hoaryleaf ceanothus
Native to the mountains of southern California, the hoaryleaf ceanothus (Ceanothus crassifolius) is a tough, drought-resistant, long-lived shrub ideal for windbreaks, hedges, and erosion control. Its fragrant white flowers attract bees, birds, and butterflies. The flowers and immature fruits were used by indigenous peoples to make a kind of soap while a red dye was concocted from the roots.
Redroot
Ceanothus herbaceus
Redroot
Redroot (Ceanothus herbaceus) is a deciduous shrub that grows wild in the central United States. Beautiful in ornamental plantings, it attracts butterflies and is a host for the larvae of the spring azure and mottled duskywing. The roots can be used to create a type of red dye or to produce soap.
Jepson ceanothus
Ceanothus jepsonii
Jepson ceanothus
Jepson ceanothus gives off a musky odor. It is endemic to the west coast of North America, specifically to serpentine soils in California. This evergreen bush occurs in two varieties, one with purple flowers and another with white. It's a drought-tolerant plant that likes sunny sites.
Desert ceanothus
Ceanothus greggii
Desert ceanothus
Ceanothus greggii is a many-branched shrub that grows erect to nearly 2 m in maximum height. Its woody parts are gray in color and somewhat woolly. Branches are opposite and rigid. The evergreen leaves are oppositely arranged, 2 to 9 mm long, and variable in shape, with a prominent midvein.
Redstem ceanothus
Ceanothus sanguineus
Redstem ceanothus
The undersides are sometimes hairy. The inflorescence is a cluster of white flowers up to about 12 cm long. The fruit is a three-lobed smooth capsule about 4 millimeters long. This shrub is an important food plant for wild ungulates such as the Rocky Mountain Elk, it is browsed eagerly by many types of livestock, and the seed is consumed by many types of animals.
Carmel ceanothus 'Ray Hartman'
Ceanothus griseus 'Ray Hartman'
Carmel ceanothus 'Ray Hartman'
Carmel ceanothus 'Ray Hartman' is a hybrid created from breeding Ceanothus arboretums and Ceanothus griseus to produce a flowering shrub that is cold hardy. Unlike other lilac plants that bloom once, the fragrant blueish blooms of this cultivar appear in spring, then again through summer and fall. Many gardeners use them as ornamental plants.
Santa barbara ceanothus 'Dark Star'
Ceanothus impressus 'Dark Star'
Santa barbara ceanothus 'Dark Star'
Santa barbara ceanothus 'Dark Star' is a flowering shrub in the Buckthorn family. While its parent plant typically has light blue flowers, this cultivar boasts spectacular dark violet-blue flower clusters which bloom in late spring and early summer. Gardeners prize this evergreen shrub for the sheer density of the flowers that cover the plant, attracting all kinds of birds and butterflies.
Santa barbara ceanothus 'Victoria'
Ceanothus impressus 'Victoria'
Santa barbara ceanothus 'Victoria'
Santa barbara ceanothus 'Victoria' is a large shrub with evergreen, glossy leaves and clusters of stunning indigo-blue flowers that bloom among shiny, dark green leaves. It is a cultivar of Ceanothus impressus. which comes in a wider range of violet shades. This plant is sought after by gardeners for its attractiveness to birds, bees, and hummingbirds. It is also very drought tolerant.
California lilacs 'Marie Simon'
Ceanothus × pallidus 'Marie Simon'
California lilacs 'Marie Simon'
There's a multitude of reasons why california lilacs 'Marie Simon' is adored in the plant world, mostly because it's one of only a few pink varieties, and also because of its long flowering period (from summer to fall) and hardiness. It's a California lilac cultivar of 19th-century French origin, however its exact parentage remains elusive.
California lilacs 'Autumnal Blue'
Ceanothus 'Autumnal Blue'
California lilacs 'Autumnal Blue'
California lilacs 'Autumnal Blue' is distinct for its abundant sky-blue flowers. A cultivar of Ceanothus, it derives its name from those flowers, which bloom in late summer through fall. Gardeners love how easy it is to get this plant to grow up to 3 m tall and wide.
California lilacs 'Concha'
Ceanothus azureus 'Concha'
California lilacs 'Concha'
California lilacs 'Concha' stands out from other California lilacs for its profusion of blue flowers. This sun-loving shrub has been awarded the Royal Horticultural Society's prestigious Award of Garden Merit. Gardeners particularly admire california lilacs 'Concha' as it makes a great specimen or hedging plant, plus, it's especially reliable compared to other California lilacs.
Carmel ceanothus 'Yankee Point'
Ceanothus griseus var. horizontalis 'Yankee Point'
Carmel ceanothus 'Yankee Point'
Carmel ceanothus 'Yankee Point' grows a thick coating of small blue flowers in the spring. This cultivar is named for the place it originated from, Yankee Point in Monterey County, California. It is popularly used for groundcover and in landscaping due to its good performance in a variety of conditions and sprawling growth habit.
Blueblossom 'El Dorado'
Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'El Dorado'
Blueblossom 'El Dorado'
This cultivar was created in 1996 in England, and is noted for its particular ability to attract bees, butterflies, and other insects to its blooms. The blueblossom 'El Dorado', from the blueblossom plant, has a distinct gold edge on its foliage as well as flowers that are a powdery blue in color. It is a fast-growing shrub that grows upright.
Feltleaf ceanothus 'Blue Mound'
Ceanothus arboreus 'Blue Mound'
Feltleaf ceanothus 'Blue Mound'
True to its name, feltleaf ceanothus 'Blue Mound' puts on a dense layer of blooms. These flowers are smaller in size than those of its parent plant, and are bright blue. The plant also has glossy leaves and a compact growth habit. This cultivar was introduced in 1960 and is a hybrid of Ceanothus species.
Mahala mat
Ceanothus prostratus
Mahala mat
Ceanothus prostratus is a decumbent shrub, generally less than 0.3 meters tall and spreading laterally to up to 3 meters. Its evergreen leaves are oppositely arranged and generally oval in shape. The inflorescence is umbel-like, with flowers of blue, purple, or lavender.
Santa barbara ceanothus 'Italian Skies'
Ceanothus impressus 'Italian Skies'
Santa barbara ceanothus 'Italian Skies'
The shockingly bright-blue color of the santa barbara ceanothus 'Italian Skies' and dark-green foliage make this variety unique among Santa barbara ceanothuses. A cultivar of the Ceanothus impressus, this variant was named for its likeness to the intensely blue Italian summer sky. Santa barbara ceanothus 'Italian Skies' is desired among gardeners for its delightful color and easy growing habit.
Santa barbara ceanothus 'Puget Blue'
Ceanothus impressus 'Puget Blue'
Santa barbara ceanothus 'Puget Blue'
Tough as nails, santa barbara ceanothus 'Puget Blue' is highly admired for its hardiness when compared to others of its genus. Santa barbara ceanothus 'Puget Blue' is a cultivar originally derived from Ceanothus impressus, the Santa Barbara ceanothus. The name "Puget Blue" relates to the bluish blooms that reveal themselves in late spring.
Blueblossom 'Skylark'
Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Skylark'
Blueblossom 'Skylark'
This shrub was created to be tolerant against droughts. The blueblossom 'Skylark' is also more compact than the original Blueblossom but can still grow five feet tall and wide. Instead of the paler blue flowers of the original plant, it has a large number of darker blue flowers. It was also made to have a longer blooming season.
Blueblossom 'Pershore Zanzibar'
Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Pershore Zanzibar'
Blueblossom 'Pershore Zanzibar'
Blueblossom 'Pershore Zanzibar' is a cultivated plant from the buckhorn family bred for its hardiness. It's also known for its distinctive clusters of dark and pale blue flowers. The flower color is the same as those of other plants in the genus, only blueblossom 'Pershore Zanzibar' produces more blooms. Its hardiness and large quantities of blooms make it a favorite in sunny gardens.
Feltleaf ceanothus 'Trewithen Blue'
Ceanothus arboreus 'Trewithen Blue'
Feltleaf ceanothus 'Trewithen Blue'
Feltleaf ceanothus 'Trewithen Blue' is a spreading bush with glossy, dark green leaves, known for its very dark blue flowers. It is a cultivar of Feltleaf ceanothus from the Channel Islands. The name 'Trewithen' means 'house of trees' and refers to the fact that this cultivar grows fast and be pruned into a small tree. This lovely plant is favored by gardeners for its fast-growing habit and fragrant deep-blue blooms.
California lilacs 'Delight'
Ceanothus 'Delight'
California lilacs 'Delight'
California lilacs 'Delight' is distinct for its bright deep blue flowers. A cultivar of Ceanothus, its name undoubtedly refers to its beautiful deep blue flowers set among green leaves. Gardeners love that it grows fast, and that it attracts butterflies and bees while resisting rabbits.
California lilacs 'Gloire de Versailles'
Ceanothus × delileanus 'Gloire de Versailles'
California lilacs 'Gloire de Versailles'
California lilacs 'Gloire de Versailles' is named for the glory of the spectacular Versailles Palace and Gardens to the west of Paris, France. Compared to the parent, this shrub has extremely large flower panicles and delicate, powder-blue flowers. These long-blooming flowers attract butterflies. This lilac has been awarded the Royal Horticultural Society’s prestigious Award of Garden Merit.
Fendler's ceanothus
Ceanothus fendleri
Fendler's ceanothus
Fendler's ceanothus are commonly cultivated as ornamental plants in gardens. The seeds generally require a forest fire to trigger their germination, and the flowers are extremely fragrant. The leaves of these plants are an important food source for deer, porcupine, and quail, and the dried leaves have also been used in teas.
Lemmon's ceanothus
Ceanothus lemmonii
Lemmon's ceanothus
Lemmon's ceanothus is a shrub commonly found on wooded slopes. It often gets used in gardens to attract pollinators such as bees, moths, and butterflies. Its root system is also occasionally employed to help stabilize the soil on slopes.
Redheart
Ceanothus spinosus
Redheart
Ceanothus spinosus is a large treelike shrub approaching 6 metres in maximum height. Leaves have a single main vein rising from the leaf base. The shrub blooms in inflorescences up to 15 cm long filled with clusters of white to pale blue flowers.
Ceanothus greggii subsp. perplexans
Ceanothus greggii subsp. perplexans
Ceanothus greggii subsp. perplexans
Ceanothus greggii subsp. perplexans are commonly cultivated as ornamental plants in gardens. The seeds generally require a forest fire to trigger their germination, and the flowers are extremely fragrant. The leaves of these plants are an important food source for deer, porcupine, and quail, and the dried leaves have also been used in teas.
Hairy ceanothus
Ceanothus oliganthus
Hairy ceanothus
This is a large, erect shrub approaching 3 meters in maximum height. The evergreen leaves are alternately arranged and may be up to 4 cm long. The inflorescence is a cluster or series of clusters of blue or purple flowers.
Palmer ceanothus
Ceanothus palmeri
Palmer ceanothus
Palmer ceanothus are commonly cultivated as ornamental plants in gardens. The seeds generally require a forest fire to trigger their germination, and the flowers are extremely fragrant. The leaves of these plants are an important food source for deer, porcupine, and quail, and the dried leaves have also been used in teas.
Woolyleaf ceanothus
Ceanothus tomentosus
Woolyleaf ceanothus
Woolyleaf ceanothus are commonly cultivated as ornamental plants in gardens. The seeds generally require a forest fire to trigger their germination, and the flowers are extremely fragrant. The leaves of these plants are an important food source for deer, porcupine, and quail, and the dried leaves have also been used in teas.
Parry ceanothus
Ceanothus parryi
Parry ceanothus
Parry ceanothus are commonly cultivated as ornamental plants in gardens. The seeds generally require a forest fire to trigger their germination, and the flowers are extremely fragrant. The leaves of these plants are an important food source for deer, porcupine, and quail, and the dried leaves have also been used in teas.
Nicasio ceanothus
Ceanothus decornutus
Nicasio ceanothus
Nicasio ceanothus are commonly cultivated as ornamental plants in gardens. The seeds generally require a forest fire to trigger their germination, and the flowers are extremely fragrant. The leaves of these plants are an important food source for deer, porcupine, and quail, and the dried leaves have also been used in teas.
Ceanothus divergens var. confusus
Ceanothus divergens var. confusus
Ceanothus divergens var. confusus
Ceanothus divergens var. confusus are commonly cultivated as ornamental plants in gardens. The seeds generally require a forest fire to trigger their germination, and the flowers are extremely fragrant. The leaves of these plants are an important food source for deer, porcupine, and quail, and the dried leaves have also been used in teas.
Pine mat
Ceanothus diversifolius
Pine mat
Pine mat are commonly cultivated as ornamental plants in gardens. The seeds generally require a forest fire to trigger their germination, and the flowers are extremely fragrant. The leaves of these plants are an important food source for deer, porcupine, and quail, and the dried leaves have also been used in teas.
Monterey ceanothus
Ceanothus cuneatus var. rigidus
Monterey ceanothus
Monterey ceanothus are commonly cultivated as ornamental plants in gardens. The seeds generally require a forest fire to trigger their germination, and the flowers are extremely fragrant. The leaves of these plants are an important food source for deer, porcupine, and quail, and the dried leaves have also been used in teas.
Calistoga ceanothus
Ceanothus divergens
Calistoga ceanothus
Calistoga ceanothus are commonly cultivated as ornamental plants in gardens. The seeds generally require a forest fire to trigger their germination, and the flowers are extremely fragrant. The leaves of these plants are an important food source for deer, porcupine, and quail, and the dried leaves have also been used in teas.
Barranca brush
Ceanothus verrucosus
Barranca brush
Barranca brush are commonly cultivated as ornamental plants in gardens. The seeds generally require a forest fire to trigger their germination, and the flowers are extremely fragrant. The leaves of these plants are an important food source for deer, porcupine, and quail, and the dried leaves have also been used in teas.
Ceanothus caeruleus
Ceanothus caeruleus
Ceanothus caeruleus
Ceanothus caeruleus are commonly cultivated as ornamental plants in gardens. The seeds generally require a forest fire to trigger their germination, and the flowers are extremely fragrant. The leaves of these plants are an important food source for deer, porcupine, and quail, and the dried leaves have also been used in teas.
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Dracaena
Dracaena
Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
Ficus
Fig trees
Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
Rubus
Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
Acer
Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
Solanum
Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
Rosa
Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
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Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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Ceanothus
Redroots are commonly cultivated as ornamental plants in gardens. The seeds generally require a forest fire to trigger their germination, and the flowers are extremely fragrant. The leaves of these plants are an important food source for deer, porcupine, and quail, and the dried leaves have also been used in teas.
Lifespan
Lifespan
Perennial
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Key Facts About Redroots

Attributes of Redroots

Plant Height
5 m
Spread
7 m
Leaf type
Evergreen

Scientific Classification of Redroots

distribution

Distribution of Redroots

Distribution Map of Redroots

distribution map
Native
Cultivated
Invasive
Potentially invasive
Exotic
No species reported
species

Exploring the Redroots Plants

8 most common species:
Ceanothus thyrsiflorus
Blueblossom
Blueblossom is an evergreen shrub that is common in the West Coast region of the United States. The flower clusters on this plant are tightly grouped into balls and colors range from purple and white to light blue and dark blue. Ceanothus thyrsiflorus can grow more than 6 m tall.
Ceanothus arboreus
Feltleaf ceanothus
Feltleaf ceanothus (Ceanothus arboreus) is an evergreen shrub that will grow to 7 m tall. The leaves are soft like felt and are a desirable food for deer. It blooms from spring to summer with lilac-blue flowers. Attracts bees to its nectar and pollen. It grows in full sun or partial shade in sandy loamy or rich soil that is well-drained.
Ceanothus americanus
New Jersey Tea
New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus) is a perennial evergreen shrub that can grow to be 46 to 107 cm tall. It blooms in summer and has fragrant clusters of creamy white flowers. It is native to Missouri and commonly found in prairies, woodland edges and open spaces. This species grows in full sun and partial shade in well-drained, sandy or rocky soils.
Ceanothus papillosus
Wart-leaf ceanothus
The naming of wart-leaf ceanothus refers to the bumpy surface of its elongated green leaves. Wart-leaf ceanothus is a tough shrub that flowers with fluffy, bright blue blooms in summer. These flowers give it its more attractive stage name, the Californian Lilac.
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All Species of Redroots

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More Popular Genus

Dracaena
Dracaena
Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
Ficus
Fig trees
Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
Rubus
Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
Acer
Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
Solanum
Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
Rosa
Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
Quercus
Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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