Rocky Knoll Farm
Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'El Dorado' (California Lilac)
Medium blue blossoms atop bright variegated foliage make this evergreen shrub a delightfully colorful addition to any garden or landscape. The leaf hues range from green to yellow and white margins. Blooms generally show May-June, depending on where planted.
El Dorado has an upright growth habit and can reach up to 8' tall, but can be pruned to manage shape and size. Like many plants, this one requires well-draining soil and prefers full sun to partial shade. Protection from afternoon sun can be beneficial in warmer climates. Hardy to 0°F when protected from windchill.