Ceanothus cuneatus, 1 gal.
Buckbrush is a fragrant evergreen shrub with white or baby blue flower clusters blooming in spring and engulfing the leaves and branches in a wispy cloud. Ideal for including in a pollinator hedgerow. Later in the season and through the winter, thick holly-like foliage and grayish branches provide attractive understory interest in woodland gardens. Buckbrush grows naturally in rock soils and can be planted to fix nitrogen and prevent erosion.
- occasional summer water
- adult butterflies/nectar source
- bees and other insect pollinators
- beneficial insects/pest eating insects
- caterpillar host plant/larval food source
- seed with both scarification and stratification
- erosion control
Photo credit: Buckbrush, Ceanothus cuneatus, J. Maughn, Flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0 DEED