Ceanothus x pallidus 'Marie Simon'

Marie Simon California Lilac

Deciduous, Semi-evergreen Shrub

Rose-pink flower buds open to 3-5" soft pink panicles on showy red stems. Blooms for several weeks in the summer. A very desirable and useful deciduous shrub.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

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

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Low


Size: 48 - 96 tall x 48 - 96 wide
Shape / Form: Rounded
Foliage Texture: Medium
Foliage Quality: Medium

Features: Attracts Bees, Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Flowers, Fragrant, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance

Foliage Color: Green

Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Season: Summer, Jun, Jul

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Banks and Slopes, Hedges and Screens, Mixed Border, Structure / Foundation
Special Situations: Deer Resistant, Low Water / No Water
Wildlife: Bees, Beneficial Insects, Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Hummingbirds, Pollinators

More Design Considerations

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

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium

Plant Combos