16 May Ceanothus x pallidus ‘Roseus’
An interesting quasi-native ceanothus, ‘Roseus’ is a cross between Ceanothus ovatus and another hybrid, Ceanothus x delilianus. Ceanothus x delilianus parents are the Eastern American, Ceanothus americanus and the Mexican, C. coeruleus.
With that twisted family tree, let’s see what great attributes that gives us as gardeners. It bears conical inflorescences of soft pink flowers on new wood in early summer. These muted colors make it great for casual and formal gardens alike.
It also makes a perfect plant for the small garden where there is limited space. The deciduous shrub reaches 3-4 feet in height and width, and does best in sunny locations with well-drained soil.
Ceanothus x pallidus ‘Roseus’ and a choice of 3 equally delightful plants are the 2014 Scott Assoicates plant dividends. Members can pick up their dividend at the Unusual Tropicals and Annuals Sale on Saturday, May 17 from 10 am to 3 pm.