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Carmel Creeper Ceanothus is a California evergreen shrub with fragrant flower clusters that form a sea of light blue in spring. Foliage is glossy, oval, 2 inches, and bright green. Natural growth habit is low and creeping. Do not overwater. Does well on slopes. Beneficial to pollinators and wildlife.
If you're looking for a vibrant splash of bright blue in your garden, you can't go wrong with a California lilac (Ceanothus). There are around fifty pollinator-friendly, flowering, drought-tolerant shrub species in the Ceanothus genus. Most are evergreens, but there are also some deciduous options. They can be free-standing or used as border plants or informal hedges. Many gardeners choose to train certain cultivars to climb walls, fences, or even door arches. Plant California lilacs in spring.