How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Ceanothus, Wild lilac—Ceanothus spp.
Family Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn family)

Plant identification

Many species and varieties of Ceanothus are available. They can be evergreen shrubs, small trees, or groundcovers.

Optimum conditions for growth

Ceanothus can grow in most climatic zones. They prefer full sun but can tolerate light shade in the hottest climates. After establishment, little water is required, but water is needed while it is still growing. Ceanothus should be planted in well-drained soils away from sprinklers.

California lilac (Ceanothus  spp.) leaves
California lilac (Ceanothus spp.) leaves

Ceanothus shrub
Ceanothus shrub

Pests and disorders of Ceanothus spp.



Environmental disorders



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