Ceanothus sanguineus

Deciduous, nitrogen-fixing shrub that emits spicy-sweet odor from leaves. Clustered flowers in late spring, early summer. Stems turn dark red with age. Also known as buckbrush.

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Plant Details

Oak woodland
Upland Prairie and Savanna
Mixed Hardwood-Conifer Forest or Woodland
Mature Height:
up to 9'
Shade Preference:
Full Sun, Partial Shade,
Soil Tolerance:
Dry to moist, well-drained soil
Special Uses:
Wildlife forage, cover and food; bank stabilization; ornamental.