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A beautiful, prostrate ground-cover that features oval shaped, lime green leaves with irregular splashes of dark green. The yellowish tones are brightest under sunny, warm weather conditions whereas green predominates in shady sites and during the cooler winter months. Although most notable for its leaf coloration, the pale blue springtime flowers are a frothy bonus.
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.