Hansen's Northwest Native Plant Database

Ceanothus cuneatus var. cuneatus (Buck Brush)


 Plantae – Plants


 Tracheobionta – Vascular plants


 Spermatophyta – Seed plants


 Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants


 Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons






 Rhamnaceae – Buckthorn family


 Ceanothus L. – ceanothus


 Ceanothus cuneatus (Hook.) Nutt. – buckbrush


 Ceanothus cuneatus (Hook.) Nutt. var. cuneatus – buckbrush

This is one of the taller forms of ceanothus.

The small rounded leaves are grayish green and deeply veined.

It is found in dry USDA zone 8-10 regions of Oregon and on down through Baja California.

Its main requirements are full sun, dry soil with perfect drainage, and no additional water once established.

This shrub will be covered in white fragrant flower clusters in early Spring.

The flowers are later followed by 3 horned fruit capsules.

This is a great ceanothus for naturalizing dry slopes in mild climate areas.

Ceanothus cuneatus is known for its nitrogen fixing abilities, valuable in areas needing regeneration.

For a short comparison of northwest native ceanothus, click here.


Eric in SF took the center photo at the summit of Mount Diablo, in California's Contra Costa County.

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