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Native Plant Guide

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snowbrush; sticky laurel

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Ceanothus velutinus

Evergreen Shrub

Height: 10 ft.

Availability: Low

Growing ease: Low

Moisture req.: dry

Exposure req.: sun


Plant description:

This beautiful, evergreen shrub resembles oceanspray with its profuse blooms of creamy white flowers. Fairly uncommon in Puget Sound, it occurs sporadically throughout the region. Do not water once established. Scented.

Keywords: broad, broad leaf (evergreen), butterflies, drought tolerant, white