Desert ceanothus

Ceanothus greggii

plant type:
shrub
lifecycle:
perennial
growing season:
warm
cover:
NA

Soil

Acceptable Soil Types:
Loam
Sand
Gravel
Acceptable Soil conditions:
AcidicAlkalineMetalSaltCaliche

Location

Min elevation:
3000
Max elevation:
7000
Counties: 
Cochise
Coconino
Gila
Graham
Greenlee
Maricopa
Mohave
Pima
Santa Cruz
Yavapai

Reproduction & Growth

Growth rate: 
Moderate
Germination Overall: 
High
Germination rate: 
NA
Germination Requirements: 
NA
Reproduction: 
NA
Establishment: 
Moderate

Ecological

Best Suited for these Site conditions:
ColdDisturbanceFireFloodingLow lightRiparian
Best Suited for these Management goals:
Tortoise habitatDrought resilienceErosion controlForage productionPollinator habitatIncreased soil healthWeed managementWildlife habitat

Additional Information

Commercial availability:
Not commonly available
NOTES:
seeds must be exposed to fire prior to germination
Citations:
Zammit & Zedler 1993; Bullock 1991; Kummerow et a. 1985; Mills 1983