Yankee Point wild lilac

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. griseus ‘Yankee Point’


Yankee Point Ceanothus is one of the most garden adapted selections from our native wild lilac plant group. It shows good performance throughout the Inland Empire in locations that are protected from hot afternoon summer sun. It grows best in well drained conditions and with periodic deep watering during the summer.

This popular native shrub is a good option for slopes, parkways and large garden spaces where it can grow to 3 ft. high and 10-12 ft. across. It has a sprawling branching structure that reach outward and upward in habit. It has handsome oval dark green leaves and produces numerous powder-blue flowers in 1-2 in. long clusters in spring. In contrast to its natural growth habit, this cultivar can be clipped and pruned to maintain a more uniform and regular shape.

Plant Type: Shrub, Ground cover, Native
Foliage Character: Evergreen
Habit: Mounding, Arching
Growth Rate: Moderate
Foliage Color: Dark green
Flower Color: Blue
Flower Season: Spring
Soil Adaptations: Well-draining soil
Exposure Adaptations: Wind, Morning sun, Heat, Fog, Coastal salt air, All day sun, Partial sun
Function: Wildlife value, Slopes, Flowering accent plant, California native, Background plant, Attracts butterflies
Height: 2 ft. – 3 ft.
Width: 10 ft. – 12 ft.