Ceanothus incanus Torr. & Gr.

TSO logo

Sponsor this page

For information about how you could sponsor this page, see How You Can Help

Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Ceanothus incanus' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/ceanothus/ceanothus-incanus/). Accessed 2020-02-28.

Genus

Glossary

alternate
Attached singly along the axis not in pairs or whorls.
apex
(pl. apices) Tip. apical At the apex.
bloom
Bluish or greyish waxy substance on leaves or fruits.
entire
With an unbroken margin.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
ovate
Egg-shaped; broadest towards the stem.

References

There are currently no active references in this article.

Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Ceanothus incanus' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/ceanothus/ceanothus-incanus/). Accessed 2020-02-28.

An evergreen shrub to 12 ft high, whose thorny branchlets are covered with a white bloom. Leaves alternate, ovate or broad-elliptic, 34 to 214 in. long, rounded at the apex, rounded to slightly heart-shaped at the base, dull greyish green above, paler beneath, almost glabrous; margins entire or slightly toothed; three-veined. Flowers white, borne in May in branched clusters 1 to 3 in. long.

Native of California, where it inhabits open places in the moist Redwood belt of the coastal range. ‘It is a spreading bush which in bloom has a lovely grey effect: cream-white flowers in stiff, spiraea-like spikes with a pearly tinge, downy leaves or pale green young foliage, all against a background of grey-white stems’ (Lester Rowntree in The New Flora and Sylva, Vol. 5, p. 155).


Feedback

A site produced by the International Dendrology Society.

For copyright and licence information, see the Licence page.

To contact the editors: info@treesandshrubsonline.org.