Ceanothus tomentosus, with the common name woollyleaf ceanothus, is a species of shrub in the buckthorn family Rhamnaceae. It is native to several of the mountain ranges in California and Baja California.
Distribution and habitat
Ceanothus tomentosus is an erect shrub approaching three meters in maximum height. The woody parts are reddish, especially when new. The evergreen leaves are alternately arranged, oval in shape, dark green and slightly hairy on top and woolly on the undersides. They are edged with tiny glandular teeth. The inflorescence is a cluster several centimeters long of white to deep blue flowers. The fruit is a lobed capsule a few millimeters long which is sticky when new.
- California chaparral and woodlands
- California montane chaparral and woodlands
- California interior chaparral and woodlands
- Jepson Manual Treatment - Ceanothus tomentosus
- USDA Plants Profile: Ceanothus tomentosus
- Ceanothus tomentosus - Photo gallery
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