Ceanothus sanguineus

Ceanothus sanguineus

Redstem ceanothus

Previous scientific name(s): Ceanothus oregonus

Native, deciduous, shade tolerant shrub 3 to 10 ft. tall. Occurs on relatively moist slopes and is able to persist on soils with very low organic content. Provides important food and cover for wildlife and is highly palatable to all classes of livestock. Its deep root system provides excellent erosion control. Easily propagated from seed.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 10 
feet
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
14 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Part Sun
Full Shade
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Marginal
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Average
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Marginal
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
49.70 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
131,900
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
White
Blooming Season: 
Spring