Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. griseus ‘Diamond heights’

'Diamond heights' carmel creeper ceanothus

Plant Type: Shrub
Sun: Partial Shade, Sun
Drainage: Medium, Well-draining
Water: Occasional
Height X Width: 1' X 6'
Santa Clara County Local: No
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This cultivar of the Carmel ceanothus was discovered in San Francisco in 1985. Diamond Heights was the name of the housing development where this interesting genetic variant was discovered. ‘Diamond Heights’ spreads in a rounded form to about one foot tall and six feet wide. The leaves grow densely, accentuating the variegated color pattern. The light green portion of the leaves make for a brighter over all appearance than other low-growing ceanothus. This may be planted to contrast with darker-leaved plants, or used to brighten a shadier portion of the garden. ‘Diamond Heights’ prefers some protection from afternoon sun and soil of at least medium drainage.


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