Ceanothus griseus horizontalis ‘MATCEA01’ PP29321

Glossy evergreen leaves sport a bright chartreuse edge on this versatile California native selection. Pale blue flowers provide early spring food for pollinators. Vigorous, low growing groundcover.

Sunset Zones

5-9 (with protection), 14-24

USDA Zones

15°F to 20°F USDA zones 8B–10

Highlights™ Features

Plant Dimensions

2-3' H x 5-6' W

Landscape Use

Border, Coastal, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Groundcover, Retaining Walls, Rock Gardens, Slope

Plant Type


Growth Rate



Full sun to part shade

Special Feature

Attracts Pollinators, Disease / Pest Resistance, Drought tolerance, Salt Tolerance, Tolerates Clay Soil, Variegated Foliage, Water-wise


Bright, year-round foliage color; pale blue flowers in spring

Flowering Season


Highlights™ Plant Care

Water Needs

Low Water Once Established/Water-wise




Tip pinch to shape after bloom


Well-drained soils

Planting Instructions

1. Dig in your native soil a hole as deep and wide as the container. We recommend planting in native soil for best acclimation.
2. Fill the hole with water and thoroughly water the new plant; allow both to drain.
3. Gently place the plant on its side and remove the pot. Place your hand on the bottom of the plant and put it in the hole.
4. Return native soil around the root ball, wetting and gently tamping down.
5. To complete, create a shallow trench around the base of the plant to contain the water when watering.
6. Mulch 1–2” deep around the plant, avoiding the area closest to the stem.

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