Water Wise Plants
Wild Lilac 'Marie Simon'
Up to 6 - 8 ft. high and wide
Low: water every three weeks until the root ball is wet
Full to half sun
Maintenance- Design- Planting Tips
If you look at photos on the Internet, you will see a plant covered with pink flowers. We haven't had that kind of luck with our plant yet. The flowers have been pretty but sparse and the plant does not look vigorous.
Is this plant a keeper? We'll get back to you on that. It has been in the garden three years, but it is quite a slow grower. It may take several more years before this plant shows us its stuff.
Update: Several year later, Ceanothus x pallidus is still a non-performer in the Palo Alto Demonstration Garden. We can't recommend this plant for low water gardens in the Palo Alto area.
Ceanothus x pallidus 'Marie Simon' is a UC Davis All Star.