Ceanothus maritimus ‘Frosty dawn’

Maritime ceanothus 'Frosty dawn'

Plant Type: Shrub
Sun: Partial Shade, Sun
Drainage: Medium, Well-draining
Water: Naturalize, Occasional
Height X Width: 2' X 5'
Santa Clara County Local: No
What do these mean?



The ‘Frosty Dawn’ is one of many selections of the maritime ceanothus, a species found in northern San Luis Obispo County with Hearst’s ceanothus, Ceanothus hearstiorum. ‘Frosty Dawn’ is the lowest growing cultivar of maritime ceanothus available, reaching a height of about two feet. The leathery, holly-like leaves have a gray, waxy look. It may be used as a mounding ground cover or as a specimen shrub in a small garden. Although it generally appreciates some shade protection in inland gardens, ‘Frosty Dawn’ is a good candidate for evaluation in sunny settings. In San Jose, Sunset zone 15, this selection has thrived in full sun for a couple years. Soil of at least medium drainage is recommended and little water after the plant is established.


Deer Resistant: Somewhat
Attractive to Bees: Yes
Attractive to Butterflies: Yes
Good Under Oaks: Yes
Evergreen or Deciduous: Evergreen