Ceanothus griseus horizontalis 'Diamond Heights' - flower
Ceanothus griseus var. horizontalis 'Diamond Heights' (Diamond Heights Carmel Creeper) - A beautiful, prostrate groundcover that grows to 1 foot tall by 6 feet wide, it features 1 inch rounded, lime green leaves with irregular splashes of dark green. The yellowish tones are brightest under sunny, warm weather conditions whereas green predominates in shady sites and during the cooler winter months. Although most notable for its leaf coloration, the pale blue springtime flowers are a frothy bonus. Plants perform best in light shade near the coast and need increasing protection from hot sun when planted further inland to avoid leaf burn. Well drained soil and occasional supplemental irrigation are suggested. Hardy to about 20° F. Remove any stems with solid green leaves that periodically develop.