Spread of Ceanothus ovatus (Red Root)?

darwingardener(z4 ND)April 17, 2010

Have three of these to plant but have been unable to find information about their mature width...none of my books or internet searches have been any help. I expect they will be 2-3 feet tall but am not sure how far apart to plant them. If similar to Ceanothus americanus (New Jersey Tea) I would plant them 2 feet apart. Anyone have any experience/advice? Will cross post to the shrubs forum also, it seems to be uncommon in the nursery trade.

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lycopus(z5 NY)

You may get more hits searching for Ceanothus herbaceus. Mature height is less than 1 meter and they get about as wide as tall, so a two foot spacing should be sufficient.

Here are some pics that I took of plants growing on dunes in IL. The third one is a pretty good shot of the whole plant.

Here is a link that might be useful: Ceanothus herbaceus

    Bookmark   April 17, 2010 at 11:58PM
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darwingardener(z4 ND)

Thank you, really appreciate the feedback!

    Bookmark   April 18, 2010 at 9:45AM
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