Height: 12-20'; Spread: 15-20'
Evergreen; oval or rounded canopy.
2-3" dark green leaves
3-5" spike of medium blue flowers in winter and spring.
Black or purple capsule appearing in winter or summer, 1/4-1/2"
Smooth, brown to dark brown.
In general, 15-20 gallons per week for the first 2 years; 15-20 gallons twice a month for the 3rd year; as needed after 3 years (varies by soil, sun, and wind conditions).
- Tree Care:
Low. Requires pruning to desired tree shape.
Drought (once established), clay or loam soil, some shade, medium to occasionally strong winds.
- Special Considerations:
Short life span. Can also be grown as a shrub. Does not like too much summer water once established. Prune after flowers have faded.
- Notable Traits:
Native to California. Stunning flowering tree in winter.