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Spread of Ceanothus ovatus (Red Root)?

Posted by darwingardener z4 ND (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 17, 10 at 21:35

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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RE: Spread of Ceanothus ovatus (Red Root)?

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

RE: Spread of Ceanothus ovatus (Red Root)?

Thank you, really appreciate the feedback!

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