Ceanothus greggii vestitus Ceanothus greggii vestitus, Mountain Buckbrush Ceanothus greggii var. vestitus
Common Name California Lilac, Mountain Buckbrush, Mojave Ceanothus
Latin Name Ceanothus greggii vestitus
Native Habitat Southern California deserts from 0 to 5,500 feet
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, limestone, well drained
Water None to once per month in summer
Height 6 feet X 6 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Grayish green above, gray below, evergreen
Garden Suitability Fragrant, Mountain, Songbird, Fire Retardant, Ethnobotanical
Ornamental Value White flowers in spring through summer
Nature Value Important browse for deer and elk, birds eat seeds
Native American Uses Flowers used in shampoo
    Data http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/shrub/ceagre/all.html
    Images, data, and distribution http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=1790
    Images, data,  and distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=CEGR
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=CEGRV
    Images, data, and nursery http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/1383.htm
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/98813/
    Images http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?stat=BROWSE&query_src=photos_flora_sci&where-genre=Plant&where-taxon=Ceanothus+greggii+var.+vestitus&title_tag=Ceanothus+greggii+var.+vestitus