Ceanothus sanguineus

cesan40 (c) P. Breen
cesan41 (c) P. Breen
  • cesan40 (c) P. Breen
  • cesan41 (c) P. Breen

Full Description

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.

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.