Ceanothus impressus 'Victoria'

Victoria California Lilac

Evergreen Shrub

Blue blooms in May on the California lilac are a magnet for bees. Ceanothus 'Victoria' is tough, drought tolerant and quick to take her place in the garden. Reports of deer resistance vary. Some sources say yes, others no—so, factor that into your deer-resistant garden plans.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat


Size: 72 - 84 tall x 36 - 96 wide
Shape / Form: Rounded
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Flowers, Fragrant, Low Maintenance, Year-round Interest

Foliage Color: Green

Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Season: May, Jun, Summer

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Banks and Slopes, Hedges and Screens, Mixed Border, Structure / Foundation
Special Situations: Deer Resistant, Low Water / No Water, Reflected Heat, Seaside / Salt Tolerant
Wildlife: Bees, Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Hummingbirds, Pollinators

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Year-round Interest, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: mid-plane filler
Collections: Great Plant Pick, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low, medium

Plant Combos