Ceanothus oliganthus var. sorediatus

Jim bush

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree
Sun: Sun
Drainage: Medium, Well-draining
Water: Naturalize, Occasional
Height X Width: 10' X 12'
Santa Clara County Local: Yes
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Jim bush is a common ceanothus in coastal mountains throughout much of California. It grows quite large in a dense, mounding form up to about 15 feet. As with all ceanothus, the rich green leaves of jim bush look great all year. The early spring flowers are a sky blue. This large shrub appreciates full sun but is relatively tolerant of several hours of shade. Jim bush is quite drought tolerant, and is best kept dry after the plant has become established. This is one of Santa Clara County’s native ceanothus, along with C. cuneatus and C. papillosus.


Deer Resistant: Somewhat
Attractive to Bees: Yes
Attractive to Butterflies: Yes
Good Under Oaks: No
Evergreen or Deciduous: Evergreen