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 several years. Soil of at least medium drainage is recommended and little water after the plant is established. Blooms in February in Santa Clara County.


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