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Ceanothus ‘Ray Hartman’

 

Ray Hartman Wild Lilac

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderRhamnalesBuckthorns, oleasters, grapes, others
FamilyRhamnaceaeBuckthorn family
GenusCeanothusGreek for “spiny plant”
Cultivar‘Ray Hartman’

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This cultivar of mountain lilac is a cultivated variety, introduced by Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in 1948. It is a hybrid of Ceanothus arboreus × C. griseus. It is not found in the wild.

Identification: This fast-growing shrub is favored by gardeners for its deer-resistance and its light to medium blue flowers. A shrub or small tree, it reaches 12-20' (3.7-6.1 m) high and 10-20' (3-6.1 m) around.

Online References:

Ceanothus ‘Ray Hartman’ at the Theodore Payne Foundation

Ceanothus ‘Ray Hartman’ at Las Pilitas Nursery

Ceanothus ‘Ray Hartman’ on BackyardGardener.com

Ceanothus ‘Ray Hartman’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.

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Ceanothus ‘Ray (Ray Hartman Wild Lilac)

2/24/2010 · San Diego (Quail) Botanic Garden, Encinitas, CA

Ceanothus ‘Ray (Ray Hartman Wild Lilac)

2/24/2010 · San Diego (Quail) Botanic Garden, Encinitas, CA

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