Ceanothus greggii, or desert ceanothus, is a drought-tolerant shrub that produces delicate, white flowers that are rich in nectar. The plant is an important food source for bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, especially during the summer months when other sources of nectar may be scarce.
Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Origin: Southwest United States, Mexico
Family: Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn family)
Size: 3-5 feet tall and wide
Watering: Once a month
Growth Rate: Slow
Soil: Tolerant, but prefers well-drained soil
Disease and Pests:
Uses: Larval Host for the Nais Metalmark, Arizona Hairstreak, Pacuvius Duskywing,
Southwestern Azure (Celastrina echo cinerea) California Tortoiseshell, Geometrid moths, Owlet moth, Cecrops Eyed silkmoth, Prominent moth. Nectar source for bees and butterflies.
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