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Ceanothus thyrsiflorus ‘Snow Flurry’
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Ceanothus thyrsiflorus ‘Snow Flurry’


Large shrub, shiny green leaves, profuse bloom, large white flower clusters, fast
horticultural selection C. thyrsiflorus: origin = cutting (1968) Big Sur, central coast, Monterey Co.; intro Joe Solomone 1975


  • Genus: Ceanothus
  • Epithet: thyrsiflorus
  • Cultivar: Snow Flurry’
  • Class: Evergreen
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Perennial

In this catalog the term RANGE refers to information on where a plant species occurs in nature. Since CULTIVARS are horticultural selections and garden hybrids, they do not technically have a natural RANGE.


Sun / Shade

  • Full Sun: Yes
  • Part Shade: Yes
  • Full Shade: No

Summer Water

  • Naturalize: No
  • H2O 1xmonth (summer): Yes
  • H2O 2xmonth (summer): Yes
  • H2O 4xmonth (summer): No
  • Moist: No


  • Flower Colors / Desc.: White
  • Flowering Season: Spring
  • Hardy to 15 degrees: ?
  • Height: 6-12
  • Spread: 10
  • Pruning Period:
    Pinch or prune in spring after they have flowered and as they are producing new growth. Specimens can be pruned and sheared to conform to smaller gardens
  • Planting Suggestion:
    Tall Fillers, Bkgrnd & Screen Plantings 6'+, Hedges
  • TOLN Zones: 1, 2, 3

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Ceanothus ‘Snow Flurry’ is large sprawling shrub with arching branches, glossy green leaves, and profuse clusters of white flowers that appear in spring. ‘Snow Flurry’ is a fast growing evergreen shrub with a mounding habit that can reach up to 10 feet high with a 12 foot spread very quickly. In ideal situations ‘Snow Flurry’ has been known to grow even larger. To control Snow Flurry’s growth it can be trained when it is younger by pinching new growth. This is the type of “pruning” Ceanothus receive in nature when deer browse on tender new growth. ‘Snow Flurry’ is an ideal shrub for coastal locations and can be placed on a slope or used as a backdrop. In an inland location ‘Snow Flurry’ should be planted in partial shade. Ceanothus ‘Snow Flurry’ is a horticultural selection of Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. thyrisiflorus collected along the Big Sur coast by Joseph Solomone and introduced 1975. This is a dependable selection, which originated from the central coast.

Large-Scale Natural Hedge/Screen
Create a large-scale natural hedge/screen for privacy, windbreak, shade and habitat value. Combine: Ceanothus ‘Snow Flurry’, California Lilac Rhamnus californica, Coffeeberry Cercocarpus betuloides, Western Mountain Mahogany Ceanothus ‘Ray Hartman’, California Lilac Heteromeles arbutifolia, Toyon Fremonodendron species, Flannelbush Prunus ilicifolia ssp. ilicifolia, Hollyleaf Cherry

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