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
UC Davis Arboretum All-Star. It looks quite different from a native Ceanothus. It is semi-deciduous, with red stems and light green leaves, and its flowers are a delicate pink instead of the blue more typical for Ceanothus.
PADG notes: Online photos show a plant covered with pink flowers but that hasn’t been the case at the Demonstration Garden. The flowers have been pretty but sparse and the plant does not look vigorous. It has been in the garden for several years and is still a non-performer. We can’t recommend this plant for low water gardens in the Palo Alto area.
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