If you’re looking for a native, drought tolerant ground cover, that grows to about 6 inches tall, Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. repens ‘Louis Edmunds’ is just the ticket. This beauty has a long name but it’s short in height for a Ceanothus. It has a beautiful light blue flower, dark green foliage and a habit for spreading.
How to stay off the deer foraging radar.
As many Bay Area landscape professionals and property owners know, managing foraging deer can be a real challenge. Fortunately, this Ceanothus variety is not a favorite of deer. Because it’s low to the ground with tougher leaves, they typically avoid it and look for more tasty plants.
It’s important to not confuse this low growing ‘Louis Edmunds’ with the taller growing Ceanothus griseus ‘Louis Edmunds’, which is a 3-6′ tall shrub variety in the Ceanothus genus. So if your installation or landscape design calls for a great spreading ground cover that is amazing when it blooms, just ask one of the friendly staff at Pacific Nurseries to show you the Ceanthus ‘Louis Edmunds’ in the ground cover form.
We usually have many of these on hand. But if you need some special sizes or a large quantity, just give us a call or send us an email about what you’re looking for and we’ll get back to you right away on how to fill your order. And, as always, we can deliver these plants right to your job site in one of our regularly scheduled deliveries throughout the Bay Area.
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Share your impressions of the Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. repens ‘Louis Edmunds’ and if you think it will work for your project. It’s a great plant to add to your palette of possibilities.